Key Powers and Functions
Chapter III, Sections 11 to 13 of the MWRRA Act, list the powers, functions and duties of the authority. The three main functions of the authority are:
The Authority is also required to support and aid the enhancement and preservation of water quality and promote sound water conservation and management practices.
The Authority has been vested with a special responsibility under Section 11(f) and 21 of the MWRRA Act with regard to clearing projects in districts and regions with irrigation backlogs as per the Governor’s directives.
The Authority is also required to ensure equitable distribution of water during periods of scarcity (Section 11(c), MWRRA Act).