What the Verdict means?
*Though Tamilnadu has been granted(?) 419 TMC of water, Karnataka needs to release 192 TMC annually. Remaining amount of water for Tamilnadu comes from its own catchment areas
*In the Interim Tribunal, Karnataka was asked to release 205 TMC.
*The distress sharing formula is not clear, yet. One cannot trust the news channels, since they themselves are not clear
*All states have 3 months to re appeal. In case of reappeal, there will be only a review of the award. And the result of which will be declared within a years time, after which it will get into the gazette.
*Much to the dismay of television channels, situation is peace and calm. No untoward incident has been reported.
*There is a bandh call on the 8th of February by Karnataka Farmers Association, and some other political parties. Nothing is sure
*Train services seem to be normal. Many of my friends came to Bengalooru, from Chennai last night
*Almost all shops are open. BMTC buses and Auto’s are running. But the traffic is thin on roads!
Here is a text of the judgment