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Cullet, Philippe (2019) Patchwork laws can’t solve India’s water crisis, Modi govt must push these 2 key bills now. The Print [Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs]

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Abstract

A Niti Aayog report in 2018 confirmed what we all feared – India is facing the ‘worst water crisis in its history’. But the biggest crisis today is – the crisis of water governance. In India, the governance of water is organised largely around laws and institutions tasked with allocating and regulating the use of water among various claimants, but doesn’t involve water protection. This has resulted in poor outcomes since governance must include protection in order to ensure that water is available today and in the future. The failure to do so has led to conflicts among different water users.

Item Type: Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
School Research Centres > Law, Environment and Development Centre
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:09
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31169

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