Andhra Pradesh objects to Karnataka constructing the Paragodu barrage on a tributary of the Krishna river, but Karnataka denies violating any inter-State water-sharing agreement.

Haryana and Punjab have long been at loggerheads over the sharing of river waters. The issue has been brought up time and again but political compulsions do not allow either of the states to go ahead and resolve the matter. The SYL canal has time and again hampered relations between the two states.

It even saw the killing of 31 migrant labourers who were digging the SYL in May, 1988, bringing the construction of the canal to a halt.

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Karnataka to release 2.44 tmc of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, though the Jayalalithaa government had demanded 12 tmc water ostensibly to save its standing cro

The Centre on Monday came in the line of fire of the Supreme Court for failing to notify the 2007 Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) award despite an assurance given to the court.

Censuring the government for "flouting" the statute by failing to publish the award for more than five years, a Bench, led by Justice R M Lodha, refused to grant it more time and set a deadline of February 20 for notifying the award and publishing it in the gazette.

Upset at delay, judge says: “Don’t abdicate your responsibility. Sorry, this is not the way the government should function”

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to notify the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) dated February 5, 2007. It rapped the government for abdicating its responsibility in not notifying the award as per the mandate of the Inter State River Water Disputes Act. When Additional Solicitor General Harin P. Raval sought further time for the Centre to decide whether to notify the ‘final decision’ or not, a Bench of Justices R.M. Lodha, J. Chelameswar and Madan B. Lokur rejected the plea.

The Supreme Court today directed Karnataka to furnish all the information on the quantum of Cauvery river water shared by it to Tamil Nadu since 1992 and said that out of box thinking is required o

Although inter-State water disputes and arbitration with neighbouring Pakistan over the Kishenganga hydro-electric project in Jammu & Kashmir dominated the functioning of the Union Water Resources Ministry in 2012, it is expected that in the New Year the Government will focus on giving a push to water sector reforms.

With the revised national water policy being “adopted” at the recent National Water Council meeting, the Ministry will prepare during the year an over-arching legal framework of guidelines for the States to follow.

The draft policy guidelines are basically for sharing / distribution of waters of inter -State rivers amongst the States and Union Territories of India and are recommendatory.

Expressing concern that the inter-state water disputes are not being resolved within the framework of law, the State Government has maintained that adequate regard is not being paid towards the rip

For the second consecutive day, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda raised the issue of water disputes with neighbouring Punjab and sought the intervention of the prime Minister.

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