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SECURING THE RIGHT TO WATER IN INDIA: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES- Kumar & Furlong 2012

SECURING THE RIGHT TO WATER IN INDIA: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES- Kumar & Furlong 2012

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India’s water system is in crisis and the situation will only worsen in the coming decades.10
India is facing a reduction in its
clean water resources due to the intensive and unplanned exploitation of groundwater, industrial and mining activities.....
India’s water system is in crisis and the situation will only worsen in the coming decades.10
India is facing a reduction in its
clean water resources due to the intensive and unplanned exploitation of groundwater, industrial and mining activities.....

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SECURING THE RIGHT TO WATER IN INDIA: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES
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SECURING THE RIGHT TO WATER IN INDIA: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES
Madhuresh Kumar & Mark Furlong
OUR RIGHT TO WATER
 
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OUR RIGHT TO WATER
About the Authors
This report was wrien jointly by Madhuresh Kumar and Mark Furlong.
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Madhuresh Kumar is NaonalOrganiser, Naonal Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) and a Blue Planet Project Organizer. He can bereached at madhuresh@napm-india.org. Mark Furlong is a supporter and associate of NAPM and can becontacted at furlongmark1@gmail.com.
 
This paper is one of a series of reports commissioned by the Blue Planet Project which examine the state of the human right to water and sanitaon around the globe.
1 Authors of this paper owe special gratude to SANDRP, Manthan Adhyayan Kendra and Prayas Energy Group, three pioneering organisaonsworking in the eld of water and energy, that have shaped our own understanding of these issues. We also owe our debt to Ramaswamy Iyer andShankar Sharma for the work they have done in making many of us understand the water and energy policy and its implicaons for the people’smovements and communies. Our own associaons with various social movements and more specically with Naonal Alliance of People’sMovements (NAPM) and its associates have given us a wider conceptual framework to understand the right to water issues in its wider perspecve.
 
SECURING THE RIGHT TO WATER IN INDIA: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES
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SECURING THE RIGHT TO WATER IN INDIA: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES
Madhuresh Kumar & Mark Furlong
Contents
Introducon .........................................................................................................................................4The Right to Water in the Indian Context ..............................................................................................6Water and Energy ................................................................................................................................8Destroying Tradional Water Systems ................................................................................................11Is the Naonal Water Policy Enough? .................................................................................................12
Demand side and issues .........................................................................................................................13Groundwater ..........................................................................................................................................13Water as a need, not a right ...................................................................................................................13Privasaon ...........................................................................................................................................14
The Way Forward ...............................................................................................................................15
Challenge the NWP at the State level ...................................................................................................15India needs a Water Rights Law .............................................................................................................15A progressive people’s development policy ...........................................................................................15An energy policy compable with the right to water ............................................................................16Local democracy/swaraj .........................................................................................................................16Bridging the gaps between food security and water jusce ..................................................................16A plan of acon .....................................................................................................................................16

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