Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Inter-state water disputes for sharing of river water, 18/12/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Inter-state water disputes for sharing of river water, 18/12/2017. The Parliament has enacted Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956 for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valley thereof. When any request under the said Act is received from any State Government in respect of any water dispute on the inter-State rivers and the Central Government is of the opinion that the water dispute cannot be settled by negotiations, the Central Government constitutes a Water Disputes Tribunal for the adjudication of the water dispute. Currently, 5 water disputes Tribunals are active, details of which are given at Annexure.