State and Local Level Water Policies and Laws

This section examines developments in water policy, law, regulation, institutions and implementation at the state and local levels and related issues. For developments and reforms related to commercialisation, marketisation and privatisation in the water sector please also see Water Sector Reforms in India.

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Pursuing development: The perils of the beaten trackDSC08738

The report of a high level committee led by Vijay Kelkar to promote balanced development in Maharashtra has several important recommendations. But will it all come to nought because of its failure to avoid a few conventional pitfalls? Shripad Dharmadhikary reports in India Together.

Article, published 27th Jan 2015.

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Travelling afar for solutions nearbyNira Deoghar Dam 3_1

The plan to erect 12 dams in order to meet the water requirements of cities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is not only objectionable from an environmental perspective, but also undermines the priorities laid out by the 12th Five Year Plan. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports in India Together.

Article, published 5 Jan 2014.

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White Paper, or whitewash?

Maharashtra’s politics is in uproar, as the dubious record of the irrigation department provides fodder for a proxy NCP-Congress war. The issues, however, demand real attention. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports in India Together.

Article, Published 30 Dec 2012.

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