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Union Government Constituted Tribunal To Settle Mahanadi Water Dispute- Details, Members, Terms & Conditions

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation on 12th March 2018, has constituted a three-member Tribunal to settle Mahanadi Water Dispute.

The Mahanadi Water Dispute is between Odisha and Chhattisgarh states over sharing the Mahanadi River’s water.

The Supreme Court has directed centre to form a Tribunal for the settlement under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956.

Members of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

The Tribunal will be headquartered at Delhi. All its 3 members have been nominated by Chief Justice of India which comprises as:

The Supreme Court Judge, AM Khanwilkar and he will be the Chairman of the Tribunal.

The Patna High Court, Justice Ravi Ranjan will be the 2nd member of the Tribunal.

The Delhi High Court, Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar will be the 3rd member of the Tribunal.

Terms & Conditions of Tribunal

As per the reference of the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956 certain terms & conditions will be mandated as:

The Tribunal will determine water sharing among the basin States on the basis of the overall availability of water in the complete Mahanadi basin.

The Tribunal will also analyse the contribution of each State to the Mahanadi basin, the present usage of water resources in each State and the potential for future development.

The Tribunal will be directed to submit its report and decision within a period of 3 years which can be extended to a further period not exceeding 2 years due to unavoidable reasons.


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