Water in India: situation and prospects

This report attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis of the state of water resource development and management in India, based on secondary information and consultations with leading experts, government officials, academicians, activists and grassroot workers. It maps current challenges and suggests feasible alternatives amidst increasing water scarcity and disenfranchisement of resource bases for the poor and the marginalised. It aims at achieving a holistic and dynamic understanding of the level of development around water and looks at the strategic steps required for action. The report encompasses both a depiction of the state of freshwater resources and potential problems and progress towards identified goals, including workable solutions.

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