In exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (1) of Section 84 of the APRA, 2014,
the Central Government constituted the Apex Council on 2nd June, 2014 with Union Minister of
Water Resources as Chairperson and Chief Ministers of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as Members.
The functions of the Apex Council in relation to GRMB are as under:
Supervision of the functioning of GRMB;
Planning & Approval of proposals for construction of new projects, if any, based on Godavari river water, after getting the proposal appraised and recommended by the Board and by the CWC, wherever required;
Resolution of any dispute amicably arising out of the sharing of Godavari river waters through negotiations and mutual agreement between the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
GODAVARI RIVER MANAGEMENT BOARD
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1), (4) and (5) of Section 85 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (6 of 2014), the Central Government constitutes the Godavari River Management Board on 28 th may, 2014 for the administration, regulation, maintenance and operation of such projects on Godavari River, as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time vide gazette notification dated 28 th may 2014.
Functions of Godavari River Management Board :
(As per Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014)
The functions of the Board shall include:
- The regulation of supply of water from the projects to
the successor States having regard to:–
- (i) Awards granted by the Tribunals constituted under the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956;
(ii) Any agreement entered into or arrangement made covering the Government of existing State of Andhra Pradesh and any other State or Union territory;
The regulation of supply of power generated to the authority in-charge of the distribution of power having regard to any agreement entered into or arrangement made covering the Government of the existing State of Andhra Pradesh and any other State or Union territory;
The construction of such of the remaining on-going or new works connected with the development of the water resources projects relating to river Godavari or its tributaries through the successor States as the Central Government may specify by notification in the official Gazette;
Making an appraisal of any proposal for construction of new projects on Godavari river and giving technical clearance, after satisfying that such projects do not negatively impact the availability of water as per the awards of the Tribunals constituted under the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956 for the projects already completed or taken up before the appointed day ; and
Such other functions as the Central Government may entrust to it on the basis of the principles specified in the Eleventh Schedule
JURISDICTION OF GRMB