Government of India constituted the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal headed by Justice Sri R.S.Bachawaton 10th April 1969 and referred to the Tribunal for adjudication the water disputes regarding the Inter State river Krishna and the river valley thereof. In respect of the utilisation of water available at Tungabhadra Dam, the tribunal gave clear directions in its final order vide clause IX, which came into force from the water year 1976-77. The relevant extracts from clause IX and clause XVI are appended at Annex 2.3 The tribunal also examined the necessity of continuing the Board, and opined that the Board should continue to retain charge of the works on or connected with the project which are common to the two States until another control body is established