What are Inter-State Water Disputes give examples?

Water is one of the most important requirements of human beings. It is used for multi-purposes – drinking, cleanliness, agriculture and industries. The shortage or absence of water can lead to disputes between the states, which are known as inter-state water disputes.

The unequal distribution of water among states can disturb federal relations. Water disputes arising from the need for agriculture for irrigation has had the most effective political expression in our country.

Examples of Inter-State Water Disputes

Here are a list of some Inter-State Water Disputes and the states concerned:

Inter-State Rivers

States Concerned

Ravi, Beas and Sutlej

Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan

Cauvery

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry

Periyar

Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Narmada

Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan

Krishna-Godavari

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha

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