Cabinet approves formation of Mahadayi water disputes tribunal
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Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009, 00:20
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal for constitution of Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, a request which was sent by Goa in 2002, consisting of a Chairman and two members nominated by the Chief Justice of India.

The two members to be nominated by CJI will be Judges of the Supreme Court or High Court. The Cabinet also approved creation of posts of Chairman and two members and two Assessors for adjudication of Mahadayi water dispute.

The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal would adjudicate the water dispute between Goa and Karnataka. Maharashtra also stands to benefit from its adjudication.

The Government of Goa had sent a request in July 2002 to the Central Government for constitution of a Tribunal for adjudication of the water disputes with Karnataka relating to Mahadayi River.

Ministry of Water Resources tried to resolve the dispute, failing which the tribunal was formed.

The Tribunal has to submit its report within three years, which is extendable by a period not exceeding two years.


First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009, 00:20

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