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Cabinet approves amendment in Inter-State River Water disputes Act
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Cabinet approves amendment in Inter-State River Water disputes Act

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New Delhi, Jul 10 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the Inter-State River Water disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valley thereof.
It will further streamline the adjudication of inter-State river water disputes.

The Bill seeks to amend the Inter State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 with a view to streamline the adjudication of inter-state river water disputes and make the present institutional architecture robust, an official release said.

According to the release, the constitution of a single tribunal with different benches along with fixation of strict timelines for adjudication will result expeditious resolution of disputes relating to inter-state rivers. "The amendments in the Bill will speed up the adjudication of water disputes referred to it", it said. (UNI)