Thursday, August 29, 2013

Water Dispute Tribunals

There are 8 no. of Inter-State River Water Disputes  tribunal set up under Inter State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956. Their present status are as follows:

S.
No
Name of Tribunal
States concerned
Date of constitution
Present Status
1.
Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh & Orissa
April, 1969
Award given on July, 1980
2
Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal -I
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,
April, 1969
Award given on May, 1976
3
Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra
October, 1969
Award given on December, 1979
4
Ravi & BeasWater Tribunal
Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan
April, 1986
Report under section 5(2) given in April, 1987. A Presidential Reference in the matter is before Supreme Court and the matter is sub-judice.Further report under Section 5(3) is alsosubjudice.
5.
Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal
Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puduchery
June, 1990
Report under section 5(2) given on 5.2.2007. Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by party States inHon’ble Supreme Court pending and the matter is           sub-judice.Further report under Section 5(3) is alsosubjudice..
6.
Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal -II
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
April, 2004
Report under section 5(2)   given on 30.12. 2010.Further report under Section 5(3) issubjudice.
7.
VansadharaWater Disputes Tribunal
Andhra Pradesh & Orissa
February, 2010
Report under section 5(2) issubjudice.
8.
Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal
Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra
November, 2010
Report and Decision under section 5(2) issubjudice.

The proposal to set up a standing tribunal in place of the existing tribunals to resolve the water disputes among the States is at a conceptual stage.

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