Supreme Court junks plea to nationalise rivers

The Supreme Court today junked a plea seeking nationalisation of all the rivers and dams in the country and handing over their operation and control to the Centre.

A bench of Chief Justice Diak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud dismissed the plea, saying it cannot nationalise all the rivers and order interlinking of rivers just because some states are fighting over it.

The plea seeking nationalisation of all the rivers and water resources had been made to the apex court by Tamil Nadu Centre For Public Interest Litigation.

“Direct the state and the Union Territories where all water resources like rivers, dams administrative operation, control and maintaining be done by Union of India and not by the state governments,” the plea said

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