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Friday, June 18, 2021

Srinivas Chokkakula

Chokkakula is with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Views are personal

Centre, states must seize opportunity to come together for water governance
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

The Centre can work with the states in building a credible institutional architecture for gathering data and producing knowledge about water resources — a foundational necessity to address most federal water governance challenges.

India’s response to Covid-19 reflects the power, problems, potential of federalism
Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Response to Covid-19 shows carving out roles through consensus can address challenges to federal governance.

Bill for speedy resolution of water disputes should factor in recent SC verdicts
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

The Supreme Court may have to deal with this contradiction next time a dispute escalates and is brought before it. The politicised nature of river water disputes makes the chances of such an escalation rife.

River, state and Centre
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Cauvery Authority’s challenge lies in forging federal consensus on Centre’s role in inter-state rivers. This could guide the making of a policy on river water sharing.

Parting the waters
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Supreme Court’s landmark Cauvery verdict points to new directions but will face tough challenge in lean rainfall years.

A stronger river referee
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The Supreme Court, too, has been amenable to Special Leave Petitions which then lead to extended litigation in the apex court. All this defeats the basic purpose of the reforms — to expedite resolution of river water disputes.

The Middle Ground On Water
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

Permanent Water Tribunal needs supplementary institutions