Water Management Institutions and Policies for 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:
Water Management Institutions and Policies for India

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This chapter focuses on the institution and policies for water management in India. It analyses data on sustainable water use index and explores the range of economic instruments and institutional options for managing water economies. It explains the legal, policy, and administrative measures for implementing the economic and market instruments and discusses the institutional framework for water management in a river basin, using the example of Sabarmati River Basin for greater clarity of the issues and approaches.

Keywords: water management; policies; institutions; India; sustainable water use; human development; water economies; Sabarmati River Basin; legal and policy frameworks

Chapter.  16506 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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