successor states as the central government may specify; making an appraisal of any proposal for
      construction of new projects on Godavari or Krishna rivers 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.
      Polavaram Project Authority
            Polavaram Irrigation Project is a multi-purpose irrigation project which is on the river
      Godavari near Ramayyapeta village of Polavarammandal about 42km upstream of Sir Arthur
      Cotton Barrage, where river emerges out of last range of the Eastern Ghats and enters the plains
      in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. It envisages construction of a dam to create
      ultimate irrigation potential of 2.91 lakh ha. The project also envisages generation of 960MW of
      hydro power, drinking water supply to a population of 28.50 lakh in 540 villages, diversion of
      80TMC of water to Krishna river basin, sharing of 5 TMC and 1.5 TMC water with Odisha and
      Chhattisgarh, respectively. It creates an irrigation potential of 7.2 lakh acres (2.91 lakh ha) in
      East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, West Godavari and Krishna districts.
      Indo-Bangladesh Water Resources Cooperation
            An Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) is functioning since 1972 with a view
      to maintain liaison in order to ensure most effective joint efforts in maximizing the benefits from
      common river systems. A Treaty was signed by the Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh in
      1996 for the sharing of Ganga/ Ganges waters at Farakka during the lean season. As per the
      Treaty, the Ganga/ Ganges waters is being shared at Farakka (which is the last control structure
      on river in India) during lean period, from 1st January to 31st May every year, on 10-daily basis
      as per the formula provided in the Treaty. The validity of Treaty is 30 years.
      India Nepal Water Resource Cooperation
            The management of floods due to the rivers flowing into India from Nepal has been a
      concern and the related issues are discussed in the existing Indo-Nepal bilateral mechanisms
      comprising (i) Joint Ministerial Commission on Water Resources (JMCWR),(ii) Joint Committee
      on Water Resources (JCWR) and (iii) Joint Standing Technical Committee(JSTC) (iv) Joint
      Committee on Inundation of Flood Management (JCIFM) (v)Joint Committee on
      KosiGandakProiects (JCKGP). Government of India has been constantly persuading the
      Government of Nepal for constructionof storage dams on these rivers for mutual benefit of the
      two countries.
      Indus Waters Treaty
            Under the Indus Waters Treaty 1960, India and Pakistan have each created a permanent post
      of Commissioner for Indus Waters. Each Commissioner is the representative of his government
      and serves as a regular channel of communication on all matters relating to implementation of
      the Treaty. The two Commissioners together form the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC).
      National Water Development Agency