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Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan


India's dependence on water is critical owing to its large agricultural base, the water needs of its billion-plus population, and the recent economic growth trends. Despite the plethora of material on environmental law, legal scholarship on water law in particular has been negligible. This book discusses the policy framework for the use of water in India. It also brings out the complexity in the structure of laws due to variations at the levels of their implementation, i.e., at the international, national, state, municipal, and panchayat levels. It covers a wide range of issues such as centre- ... More

Keywords: water management, water law, pollution, water-related disputes, irrigation, sanitation, drinking water

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198070818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Cullet, editor
Professor of Law at the School of International and Environmental Law, Oriental and African Studies

Sujith Koonan, editor
Programme Coordinator, Environmental Law Research Society,

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