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date: 17 July 2019

Water Use and Rights (India)  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Philippe CULLETPhilippe CULLET

Water use is regulated by a number of laws, rules, and principles in India. These include rights of control asserted by the government and individual usufructuary (i.e., use rather than ownership) rights. Water use is also regulated through much broader pronouncements, such as the fundamental right to water. In recent years, water law reforms have introduced significant changes, including the establishment of water regulatory authorities and water user associations. ...

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