In pursuance of the decision of the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal (NWDT) under Clause-XIV of its final orders, the Government of India framed the Narmada Water Scheme, which, inter-alia, constituted the Narmada Control Authority and Review Committee in 1980 for proper implementation of the decisions and directions of the Tribunal.
The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has been vested with powers for the implementation of the orders of the Tribunal with respect to the storage, apportionment regulation and control of the Narmada water, sharing of power benefits from Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP), regulated release of water by Madhya Pradesh, acquisition of land likely to be submerged under the Sardar Sarovar Project by the concerned States, compensation, resettlement/rehabilitation of the oustees, sharing of costs and implementation of the environmental safeguard measures.
The Authority is headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, Govt. of India, as its Chairman, with Secretaries of the Union Ministries of Power, Environment & Forests, Social justice & Empowerment and Tribal Welfare, Chief Secretaries of the four party States, one full time Executive Member and three full time Independent Members appointed by the Central Government and four part time Members nominated by party States as Members.
The Review Committee for Narmada Control Authority (RCNCA), headed by the Union Minister of Water Resources, RD & GR comprises Union Minister for Environment & Forest and Chief Ministers of four party States viz. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Rajasthan as members which can suo-moto or on the application of any party State or Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Environment & Forest review any decision of the Authority.
The expenditure of NCA is borne by the party States. The Narmada Control Authority has its head quarter at Indore (M.P.). Regional & Liaison Offices at Bhopal, Vadodara and New Delhi and Sub-divisional offices at Mandla, Hoshangabad, Kevadia and Indore.
- Storage, apportionment regulation and control of the Narmada water,
- Sharing of power benefits from Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP),
- Regulated release of water by Madhya Pradesh,
- Acquisition of land likely to be submerged under the Sardar Sarovar Project by the concerned States,
- Compensation, resettlement/rehabilitation of the oustees,
- Sharing of costs
- Implementation of the environmental safe guard measures.
Last updated on : 13th, September 2017