Opinion No-04 (2016): Water Governance in India: An Analysis of the Provisions of National Water Framework BILL 2016

Sarada Prasanna Das

In India water resource management has been traditionally unsystematic and resource planning were based on narrow vision. The current legal framework pertaining to water in India is spread across a variety of instruments. There is a strong feeling among various section of the academia, bureaucracy and policy makers that we need a set of fundamental principles that would guide water governance throughout the country irrespective of divergence in approach. In this context this paper analyses the provisions of the proposed National Water Framework Bill 2016.