Water Policy

  • Increase water use efficiency, says Pranab Mukherjee October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: India is home to 17 per cent of the global population but has only four per cent of water resource, and so it is vital to focus on water use efficiency, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Speaking at the India Water Forum in New Delhi, Mukherjee said due...
  • 'Filmmakers should avoid hurting public sentiments' February 1, 2013

    Chennai: Amid a raging controversy over Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Tamil Nadu Government on February 1 said filmmakers should show "due respect" for sensitivities of people while making films like 'Dam 999' and warned it will "not spare anybody who tries to whip-up communal passions." In his address to the Tamil...
  • PM allays fear of states on national framework on water December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on December 28 allayed fears of the states on the proposed national legal framework on water, saying the Centre has no intention of encroaching upon their rights on the issue. "The central government does not wish to encroach, in any manner, upon the constitutionally...
  • PM to chair meet on National Water Policy 2012 today December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as head of the National Water Resources Council, will be chairing a meet on National Water Policy, 2012 on Friday. Experts and non-governmental organisations working in the water sector have urged Singh to recognise people's access to safe water as a fundamental human right,...
  • Water policy draft is convoluted February 29, 2012

    In February, an international water summit in Bangalore that discussed private sector participation in water delivery ended on a dry note when a show-closing Water Walkathon was abandoned after anti-privatisation activists stormed the streets. One of the protestors, Kshitij Urs of Action Aid, says the event was an "ominous sign...