Mahanadi Water Tribunal formed water dispute between Odisha and Chattisgarh | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Mahanadi Water Tribunal formed water dispute between Odisha and Chattisgarh

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The Centre has notified formation of Mahanandi Water Disputes Tribunal, in furtherance of the Supreme Court order directing it to solve the long-standing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over the water from Mahanandi river.
According to an official source, the tribunal will be head-quartered at New Delhi and will comprise of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Supreme Court Judge (Chairman), Justice Ravi Ranjan, Patna High Court Judge, Justice Indermeet Kaur Kochhar, Delhi High Court Judge.
A Bench comprising Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao had, in January this year directed constitution of the Tribunal under Section 4(1) of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act 1956, which mandates nomination of the chairman and members of the tribunal by the Chief Justice of India from among the judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.

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