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

Managing Water WATER: Perspectives, Issues, Concerns by Ramaswamy R Iyer; New Delhi, 2003; A VAIDYANATHAN Water and its management have become issues of major public concern in recent years. While this concern is naturally more widespread and intense in times of drought, there is also an underlying trend of growing awareness that scarcity, pollution of water sources, imprudent and inefficient utilisation, and conflicts over water are persistent and likely to become more and more serious. This has generated widespread discussion of ways to handle the problems. But there is great divergence of opinions and acrimonious debates on appropriate solutions and strategies to implement them. This is largely a reflection of differences in (a) water availability relative to perceived needs across regions; (b) perceptions about the responsibility of the state to develop and manage water

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