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Interstate River Water Disputes Act, 1956

  Feb 22, 2022

Interstate River Water Disputes Act, 1956

Q What is the context  ?

A Karnataka CM has said irrigation projects are bogged down by river water sharing disputes and asked the Centre to ‘revisit the Inter-State River Water Disputes (IWRD) Act since the law is creating more disputes than resolving them’.

Q What are some details about IWRD Act ?

Q Who has  Jurisdictions over Rivers ?

Q How can disputes be resolved ?

Q How is a Tribunal Constituted ?

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Time-frame for dispute resolution

Q How may active tribunals are there in India ?

Q What is the need for the IWRD Act ?

Q What are Issues with IRWD Act ?

Q Why this has become a sensitive topic?

Q What can be Way forward ?