What could be permanent solution for interstate water disputes in India?
Are inter-state water disputes creating rift among different states? Are the people getting divided on regional issues? Should we be thinking of curbing such situations by implementing some practical policies? This issue has gained lot of importance and public attention with the Supreme Court order on the Cauvery water sharing issue between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, while Mullaperiyar is still on the headlines.
Nowadays, we are seeing ugly scenes in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over Cauvery water issue. Interstate water disputes in India are not restricted to these states but exists all over India. Inter state water dispute tribunals are not effective in finding out amicable solutions to such disputes. Even if the honorable Supreme Court gives an order, people are agitating against it. Because of water issues, people are attacking other state people, who are residing in their state. It is an alarming situation and it is against our freedom to reside and settle in any part of India. In this context, what could be a permanent solution for interstate water disputes in India?