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JUNE 2016 – FEBRUARY 2017

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Vision IAS PT 365 UPSC 2017 Polity Notes pdf -PT 365 2017 Polity Material

Vision IAS PT 365 UPSC 2017 Polity Notes pdf -PT 365 2017 Polity Material

SINGLE TRIBUNAL FOR INTER-STATE WATER DISPUTE

Why in news?

  • The Central Government has decided to amend Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956 (ISWDA) to constitute a permanent tribunal to decide on all inter-state water disputes that arise.
  • An agency, to collect and maintain all relevant water data, like rainfall, water flow and irrigation area, in each of the river basins of the country, is also proposed to be created.

Background

  • Centre currently sets up ad hoc tribunals under ISWDA to adjudicate disputes as they arise. Eight tribunals have been constituted so far.
  • With water becoming scarce resource, inter-state water disputes are increasing.

Constitutional Provisions

  • Article 262(1) of the Constitution lays down that “Parliament may by law provide for the adjudication of any dispute or complaint with respect to the use, distribution or control of the waters of, or in, any inter-State river, or river valley”. Parliament has enacted the Inter- State River Water Disputes Act, 1956.

Interstate water dispute Act, 1956: Salient Features

  • Constitution of the tribunal
  • The Tribunal shall have the same powers as are vested in a civil court,
  • Power to make schemes for implementing decisions of tribunal,
  • Dissolution of Tribunal and power to make rules.
  • Adjudication of water disputes,
  • Maintenance of data bank and information,
  • Bar of jurisdiction of Supreme Court and other Courts.

1.1.2. KRISHNA WATER DISPUTES TRIBUNAL II VERDICT

Why in news?

  • The Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II headed by Justice Brijesh Kumar has turned down the demands of AP and Telangana regarding their demand for redistribution of the Krishna river water among the four riparian states, including Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Background

  • The KWDT I (Bachawat commission) in its final award in 1973, divided the share of water between the three states as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

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