ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Water Rush

 Skylark, 284 Frera Road, Bombay 1 Editor R K HAZARI Associate Editor: Kriahna Raj Assistant Editor: Rajani X Desai Business Manager: A Farnandes Circulation Manager: Shiv Patil The Water Rush THE purpose of the Prime Minister's intervention in the dispute between Andhra, Mysore and Maharashtra over the sharing of the Krishna and Goda- vari waters is not at all clear. The Chief Minister of Andhra had only last Saturday announced his government's readiness to refer the dispute for arbitration by a tribunal. This removed a major hurdle, since Andhra had earlier resisted moves to refer the dispute for arbitration for which both Mysore and Maharashtra have always been pressing. Yet the Prime Minister has written to the Chief Ministers of the three States urging them to quickly evolve a solution to the dispute through negotiations. She has added, of course, that should the negotiations fail, the dispute would be referred to a tribunal. But why, in the first place, this renewed plea for a negotiated settlement when it is clear as day that no such thing is possible?

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