Decision on Cauvery management board after SC verdict: Centre

Decision on Cauvery management board after SC verdict: Centre

The Centre on Monday said it will take a decision on setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) after the final verdict by the Supreme Court, which will resume its hearing on the Cauvery water dispute on Tuesday.

Replying to a question on the CMB in the Rajya Sabha, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Since there is no finality in this matter, the government has to now go by the Supreme Court ruling that has come recently and the Cauvery Tribunal issue will be taken up by the court on February 7.”

Goyal was answering the question in the absence of Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti. The minister said the government is considering a proposal to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act to streamline the adjudication of disputes, by constituting a tribunal which will resolve them within a time-frame.

In the written reply to the question, Uma Bharti said, “In the proposed amendment, there is a provision for establishment of a dispute resolution committee by the central government, consisting of members from such relevant fields as deemed fit, for resolving amicably the inter-state water disputes.”

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