Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
6) The Inter-State River Water Disputes are one of the most contiguous issues in the Indian federalism today, discuss. Also explain if it’s time for a new mechanism rather than tribunals.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses the river water dispute across the states in the context of Mahadhayi.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the Inter-State River Water dispute and the concerns around it. Suggest the mechanisms that can be found around it.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the background of the issue.
Explain in detail the current dispute between the states of Goa and Karnataka.
Discuss the present mechanisms for dispute resolution present in the Indian scenario.
Suggest what the possible ways to resolve the issue are.
Conclude with way forward.