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Justice Khanwilkar To Head Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal

Published on March 14, 2018
To resolve dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi water, Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation constituted the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal.
The tribunal was formed as per section 4 of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 following the Supreme Court directive on January 23, 2018
Justice Khanwilkar To Head Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal


Supreme Court judge Justice AM Khanwilkar -Chairman of the tribunal
Patna High Court judge-Justice Ravi Ranjan and
Delhi High Court judge Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar as its members.

Back ground

Mahanadi water dispute arose when Chhatttisgarh being the upper riparian state started building dams on Mahanadi constraining the water supply for the farmers of Odisha. On the other hand, Chhattisgarh arguing that the water sharing agreement, which Odisha has been relying on, was with the erstwhile Madhya Pradesh government, before the State was carved out in 2000.

Expected Questions

Mahanadi Water Dispute is between/among which of the following states?
a. Odisha and Chhattisgarh
b. Odisha and Madhya Pradesh
c. Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
d. Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

Who is the head of the tribunal formed to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute?
a. Justice ND Tiwari
b. Justic PK Subbarao
c.  Justice AM Khanwilkar
d. Justice AS Sharma

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