Bill proposes to contour judgement of inter-state water disputes
The Centre is hopeful of obtaining the Inter-State stream Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed within the second a part of the budget session of Parliament to determine a unified court to resolve all water disputes within the country.
Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal, World Health Organization was here to chair the Regional Conference of Southern States on Water Resources on weekday, expressed that the bill introduced in Lok Sabha on March fourteen last year was being supported by most the States.
The Bill cleared by a parliamentary committee proposes to contour the judgement of inter-State stream water disputes and create the current legal and institutional design strong.
“The bill was introduced as a part of the ‘one country, one tribunal’ plan to resolve the stream water disputes among States in an exceedingly mounted timeframe since the present arrangement of getting many tribunals is dragging on disputes. One court can speed up dispute redressal mechanism in an exceedingly speedy and effective manner,” Mr. Meghwal same chatting with newspersons when the conference that wasn’t open for media.
He expressed that completely different tribunals were hearing disputes and therefore the States were approaching courts on the orders of the tribunals.
Chairman of the Central Water Commission S. Masood Husain, once asked on the sidelines, same that the Bill had provisions to resolve disputes in an exceedingly most timeframe of 5 years. All existing disputes in varied courts would be transferred to the unified tribunal once it had been in situ.
On the recent judgement of the Supreme Court in Cauvery water dispute, the Union Minister same the Centre would got wind of Cauvery stream Management Board and Cauvery administrative body to resolve the unfinished disputes.
As per the directions of the apex court the 2 bodies were needed to be in situ in six weeks, Mr. Meghwal noted.
The Union Minister expressed that the conference had conjointly specified basin-wise conferences of States to resolve the outstanding problems quicker. The regional conferences for northern, japanese and western States would even be convened within the coming back months.
Water Resources Ministers T. Harish Rao (Telangana), Mathew T. Thomas (Kerala) and Malladi avatar Rao (Puducherry) drawn their States, whereas Andhra Pradesh, state and state were drawn by their officers. cabinet minister of Telangana S.K. Joshi, Joint Secretary of MoWR Sanjay Kundu, officers of National water project Agency, CWC and avatar and Godavari stream boards conjointly attended.