"The present book fills a void in legal literature with great aplomb. Not only is this book the only compendium of all laws relatable to inter-State river water disputes, but it is also a commentary on the relevant constitutional and statutory provisions. It is contained in five chapters. The book has several Appendices which comprehensively put together all the documents that deal with the subject. There is no doubt in my mind that this book will become a locus classicus on the subject."
-by Justice Rohinton F. NarimanJudge Supreme Court of India
"This book will fill the void on the subject and does it with stupendous scholarship and thoughtful comments with all the relevant constitutional and statutory materials involved to make it self-contained. I have no doubt it will be of great assistance to everyone associated with water disputes, particularly lawyers."
- Justice A.M. AhmadiFormer Chief Justice of India
"Undoubtedly, it is a much-needed book on the subject which was not covered so far by any author (It) clearly shows the hard work which has been very sincerely put in by you in authoring this work, which I can say is quite informative and elaborate. It will benefit all those who are concerned with the subject in whatever capacity it may be."
- Justice Brijesh KumarFormer Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman, Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal
"Having regard to the times we are living in, especially, when there is much strife vis-a-vis water resources, both within the country and outside, this book appears to be one, which would be useful both, for judges and practitioners. It is a scholarly work and, yet, not unnecessarily prolix in its contents."
- Justice Rajiv Shakdher Judge, Delhi High Court
"The book is a compendium of all the statutes on the subject, its evolution, judicial pronouncements and the principles involved, which having been authored by a person having deep personal knowledge on the subject, will definitely be a treasure to any person dealing with the subject. With the freshness of thought, clarity of diction, style and flair of the language used, it appears to be more of a piece of literature, than a compendium of legal provisions. The considerable effort taken by you in bringing out a book of this quality merits appreciation."
- Justice Sunil Thomas Judge, High Court of Kerala
"I am glad you have written on the subject which is of growing importance with unending Inter-State water disputes in our country."
- Mr. P.P. RaoSenior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
"One could understand the enormous effort involved in bringing out a treatise on this subject of national importance."
- Mr. S.S. Javali Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
"... excellent book on Inter State Water Disputes. It will be very useful for lawyers and judges."
- T.R. Andhyarujina Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
"Your book strikes out on its own with perceptive analysis to deal with practical intimidation. It is not a one-off book but contains the possibilities of being an authoritative text as it transits into future editions."
- Dr. Rajeev DhavanSenior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
"The get-up is superb, printing excellent and the content (the portions that I glanced through) most relevant and useful. This child of yours, to quote late Justice Tek Chand of our High Court, is immortal. It will live on beyond you and me."
- Mr. M.L. Sarin Senior Advocate, High Court for the States of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh
" it is a scholarly work on a subject on which not much treatise is available."
- Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok Senior Advocate & Former Additional Solicitor General of India
" Your book is a crystallization of the vast experience gained in handling water disputes in the last three decades, yet the reader would definitely find a dispassionate approach to complicated questions considered in the book. The chapters on Genesis and Evolution, I am sure, would make a lasting contribution to the literature on the subject."
- Mr. Mohan V. Katarki Advocate, Supreme Court
Table Of Contents:
Table of Cases Table of Statutes
1. Indian Inter-Provincial/Inter-State River Water Disputes Committee, Commission & Tribunals 2. Supreme Court judgments relating to the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956/Disputes relating to 3. Inter-State River Waters, Rivers or Projects thereon 4. Maps and Images of Major Rivers, Drainage and River Basins in India
Chapters 1. Water 2. Genesis — 1935–1949 3. Evolution — 1950–2002 4. The Present 5. The Future
Appendices 1. The Helsinki Rules on the Uses of the Waters of International Rivers, 1966 2. The Campione Consolidation of the ILA Rules on International Water Resources, 1966–1999 3. Berlin Rules on Water Resources, 2004 4. Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses, 1997 5. National Water Policy, 1987 6. National Water Policy, 2002 7. The Inter-State Water Disputes Bill, 1955 8. Joint Committee Report of 21 November 1955 9. The Inter-State Water Disputes Act, 1956 10. The Repealing and Amending Act, 1957 11. The Inter-State River Water Disputes Rules, 1959 12. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 1968 13. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Act, 1968 14. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 1980 15. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Act, 1980 16. Ravi and Beas Waters Tribunal Bill, 1986 17. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 1986 18. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Act, 1986 19. Commission on Centre–State Relations 20. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2001 21. The Inter-State Water Disputes (Amendment) Act, 2002 22. The Repealing and Amending (Second) Act, 2015 23. The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 24. The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2019 25. The Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956