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From the Archives (April 4, 1969): Krishna waters issue to Tribunal

The Krishna river waters dispute is to be referred to a Tribunal under the River Waters Disputes Act. This decision was taken after the Chief Ministers of Andhra, Mysore and Maharashtra, who met here to-day [April 3, New Delhi] under the chairmanship of Mr. Morarji Desai, Deputy Prime Minister, failed to reach an agreement on the sharing of the river waters. Mr. Morarji Desai, it is believed, told the Chief Ministers that he was not arbitrating on the issue. He was only anxious that an amicable settlement should be reached among the various parties out of court. He referred to a decision taken by the Union Cabinet some weeks ago that he should mediate in the dispute by utilising his good offices and it is only in response to this that he had arranged this meeting.

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