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SC junks plea to nationalise rivers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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

A bench of 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 seeking nationalisation of all the rivers and water resources had been made to the apex court by

"Direct the state and the Union Territories where all water resources like rivers, dams administrative operation, control and maintaining be done by and not by the state governments," the said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 20:35 IST
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