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“This is an unusual, intriguing and insightful book…. [Water] sometimes reads like a detective yarn, where wily old Poirot attempts to unravel the complex chains of events, actions (inactions sometimes) that have led to the present failure of hydrological institution building in India…. This is a useful book, and indeed and important one.” - Progress in Development Studies

“This book will be of interest to the general reader as also to students and academics on the fields of water resources, hydrology, environmental studies and public administration. It will also attract the attention of policy makers and the media.” - CAB Abstracts

Water resources are an issue of ever increasing importance worldwide given rising populations and increasing environmental degradation. Water has also become a divisive issue, both within ...

The Story of the National Water Policy 1987
The story of the national water policy 1987
National Water Policy 1987: A Narrative

This chapter will provide a brief narrative account of how the idea of a national water policy originated in the 1980s, took shape and emerged finally in September 1987 as an official declaration, and will then proceed ...

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