Debate: Should water be brought under Centre's control to settle inter-state disputes?
Sushmita Sengupta curates a debate among India's top water policy experts
Can a centralised approach help solve water disputes?
A single national tribunal for inter-state water disputes will also enable discussion on the issue of international waters
Water in news on April 16
Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments around water
After long defiance, Karnataka agrees to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu
The decision was taken after recent bouts of rain improved the water levels in the Cauvery basin
Tamil Nadu to sue Karnataka for crop loss in Cauvery delta
Move follows the latter's refusal to release adequate water from Cauvery even after talks, says Jayalalithaa
Do we have alternatives to tribunals for settling water sharing disputes?
Considering the ineffectiveness of tribunals, there is a need to look for community-based approaches to resolve such disputes effectively, …
Is politicisation of inter-state water disputes contributing to change in tribunals' functioning?
The shift in tribunals' approach, from deliberative to adversarial, aids extended litigation and politicisation of water-sharing disputes
Supreme Court reduces Tamil Nadu's allocation of Cauvery water
Noting that Karnataka is "entitled to marginal relief," the Supreme Court reduced the allocation for Tamil Nadu by 14.75 TMC
Cauvery row: SC directs Karnataka to release 283 cumec water to Tamil Nadu
Asks Cauvery Monitoring Committee headed-by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to meet within two days and decide water sharing between the two states
Cauvery dispute: Karnataka asked to release a third of the water in its reservoirs
Formula for sharing water in rain deficit years remains elusive