Discourse on Water Management in India

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Managing Water in River Basins

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780198065364
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081219 | DOI:
Discourse on Water Management in India

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This chapter deals with the discourse on water management problems in India. It emphasizes the reality of India's water crisis and comments on the proposition that the best approach to deal with India's water management problems starts with generating a realistic scenario of future water demands and supplies based on current trends; and assessing the type, nature, and magnitude of scarcity. It also discusses the debates concerning future water supply–demand scenarios, water supply augmentation approaches, demand management solutions in agriculture, and the use of economic principles for water transfers.

Keywords: water management; discourse; India; water crisis; water demands; water supply; demand management; agriculture; economic principles; water transfers

Chapter.  8888 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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