Water Disputes Tribunal

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.

This information was given by Union Water Resources Minister Shri Harish Rawat  in the Lok  Sabha today in reply to a written question.

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