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Bill soon to settle water disputes

The Mahadayi (Mandovi) river. File

The Mahadayi (Mandovi) river. File   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

The Centre is planning to bring a legislation to fast-track inter-State river water dispute resolution and also to better manage the work on 13 river basins across the country, an official said.

The Bill is expected to be introduced in Parliament in the coming winter session, the official said.

The proposed River Basin Management Bill will replace the River Boards Act 1956. The legislation proposes to set up 13 river-basin authorities.

Each authority will have a two-layer system comprising a governing council and an executive board. The chairperson of the governing council will be the Chief Ministers from the river-basin States, who will share the post on rotation.

The Bill also envisages that the Chief Ministers meet twice a year.

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