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Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes efficiently & at faster pace

Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes efficiently & at faster pace

Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes efficiently & at faster pace

Cabinet approves Inter-State River Water disputes
(Amendment) Bill, 2019

By SK.Vyas:

Delhi, July 10, 2019: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved theInter-State River Water Disputes(Amendment) Bill, 2019for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and the river valley thereof.

Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes efficiently & at faster pace

It will further streamline the adjudication of inter-State river water disputes. The Bill seeks to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 with a view to streamline the adjudication of inter-state river water disputes and make the present institutional architecture robust.

Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes efficiently & at faster pace

Impact:

Constitution of a single tribunal with different benches along with fixation of strict timelines for adjudication will result expeditious resolution of disputes relating to inter-state rivers.The amendments in the Bill will speed up the adjudication of water disputes referred to it.

When any request under the Act is received from any State Government in respect of any water dispute on the inter-State rivers and the Central government is of the opinion that the water dispute cannot be settled by negotiations, the Central Government constitutes a Water Disputes Tribunal for the adjudication of the water dispute.