ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ageing Large Dams and Future Water Crisis

Ageing large dams are the blind spots of India’s water policies. More than 4,000 large dams reach the minimum age of 50 by 2050, preparing the ground for a future water crisis. The consequences and probable remedies of such a crisis are analysed.

Thwarting Water Sector Reforms

A water bureaucrat’s response to the critique of the Mihir Shah Committee report by M Dinesh Kumar et al (“New ‘Water Management Paradigm’: Outdated Concepts?” EPW, 9 December 2017) contends that by opposing the much-needed restructuring of the central water agencies, Kumar et al want to preserve the status quo and derail the attempt to reform the water sector.
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