1. Short title and commencement.-
(1) This Act may be called the National Waterway (Talcher-Dhamra Stretch of Rivers, Geonkhali-Charbatia Stretch of East Coast Canal, Charbatia-Dhamra Stretch of Matai River and Mahanadi Delta Rivers) Act, 2008.
(2) It shall come into force on such date1 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
1. 25th November, 2008, vide notification No. S.O. 2718(E), dated 25th November, 2008, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).