Bill to set up single tribunal to settle inter-State water introduced

There is no timeframe to adjudicate disputes and tribunals were extended indefinitely,” the minister said supporting the amendment Bill. Baalu objected to the introduction, saying the Bill does not explain whether States were consulted as water is a State subject. The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 to streamline the adjudication of inter-State river water disputes. A key feature of the Bill is the constitution of a single tribunal with different benches, and the setting of strict timelines for adjudication. Benches will be set up under the single tribunal.