Tuesday, April 26, 2016

EPW Commentary "New Institutional Structure for Water Security in India" | by Jayanta Bandyopadhyay (formerly with CSSP, JNU)

New Institutional Structure for Water Security in India
by Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
Economic & Political Weekly | April 9, 2016 | 51(15): 15-17.

Abstract: There has been no significant change in the knowledge-base and institutional structure for managing water systems since colonial rule. This makes the recent efforts of the Ministry of Water Resources for restructuring the Central Water Commission and the Central Ground Water Board significant. This article argues that the effort should be backed by interdisciplinary studies that see surface water and groundwater as ecologically connected.

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