Securing the right to water in India: perspectives and challenges

This paper explores the possibilities for the implementation of the right to water in the Indian context, and is divided into four sections. Section one deals with the meaning of the right to water in Indian law; section two addresses the challenges posed by increased mining, large dams, energy projects, land grabs, water privatization, discrimination and climate change; section three looks at the policy framework and the government’s response; and section four notes some recommendations and action points for both civil society and government, which will make it possible to achieve the right to water.

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