The (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 14, 2017. The Bill seeks to amend the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956. Under the Act, when a complaint is received from a state government regarding a water dispute, the central government may ask the affected states to undertake negotiations to settle the dispute.

The legal validity of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004 is not only the case being faced by the state with regard to river waters in the Supreme Court and elsewhere.

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the assigned Krishna Water Tribunal will decide Telangana's share of the river water, and this will be done without disturbing the allocation made t

Claiming before the Supreme Court that the right to access water is a human rights issue, the Telangana government on Wednesday sought fresh allocation of the disputed waters of the Krishna river.

New Delhi: The likelihood of a below-normal monsoon; temperature above 40 degrees Celsius for the next couple of months; a large population and limited sources of water are making Delhi desperate f

In a major victory for Goa, the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal in New Delhi on Thursday directed the Karnataka government to ensure that there is no automatic diversion of water from Mhadei basin to the Malprabha river. Karnataka has been asked to plug both the vents of the canal wall, constructed at Kalsa-Bhandura and cover a section of the reach within the Mhadei basin canal with a brick masonry embankment by May 31, till further orders.

Amid recurrent floods and ongoing water disputes between states, the government today floated a draft Bill which seeks to set up 12 river basin authorities in the country to settle discords and pre

Promises action on Tribunal order

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday assured a delegation of DMK MPs here that he would hold discussions with Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat on the setting up of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC), as ordered by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT), in its final order to guarantee its strict compliance.

A Bill further to amend the River Boards Act, 1956 to provide for the establishment of River Basin Authority for the regulation and development of Inter-State Rivers and River Basins.

The Centre is yet to take a decision on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s request, made in April to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, for appointing a new Chairman to the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal after Justice N.P. Singh resigned his post on health grounds.

As a result, the Tribunal is unable to function to decide on Tamil Nadu’s applications seeking certain directions against Karnataka government. Within days of Justice Singh’s resignation, Ms. Jayalalithaa sought the Prime Minister’s intervention. She said that as per Section 5A of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956, the Tribunal proceedings could continue only if a person was nominated as Chairman.