Romit Sen & Kamal Vatta: The importance of water management

Growth and development in India will be governed by the way water is used and managed. On World Water Day, the columnists analyse how a proper framework can ensure the safety and sustainability of this resource

Romit Sen & Kamal Vatta

Water has been at the centre stage of the development and political debate. Growing scarcity; increasing pollution; enhanced competition, conflicts and trans-boundary water sharing issues have dominated the national discourse in current times. Recent policies and programmes of the central government indicate an increased impetus on addressing some of the major concerns facing the sector. Given the complexities associated with the management and governance of water resources, an effective framework on how we can better manage and use our water resources appears challenging. However, certain ...