Mettur dam receives more water than prescribed by Tribunal

It was a satisfactory year for Tamil Nadu in realisation of the Cauvery water at the Mettur reservoir for water year 2007-08 (June 1 to May 31). During the year, the State received 346 thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of water as against 205 tmcft prescribed by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in its interim order in 1991, an excess of 141 tmcft. In the previous irrigation year ie 2006-07, the State received 235.93 tmcft.