One tribunal for all river water disputes: why the proposal, how it will work

Recently, the Lok Sabha has passed the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956. The Bill requires the central government to set up a dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) for resolving any inter-state water dispute amicably. The DRC will get a period of one… Continue reading One tribunal for all river water disputes: why the proposal, how it will work

Cabinet approves Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Union Cabinet has approved Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956. It aims to streamline the adjudication of inter-state water disputes and make the present institutional architecture robust. The bill provides for dissolution of existing tribunals. A key feature of the… Continue reading Cabinet approves Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019