2011 | ISBN: 143987283X | English | 408 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Regulation of India's rivers & other water systems has been evolving for thous&s of years in the face of varying socioeconomic & technological conditions. India's Waters: Environment, Economy, & Development is a study of the current state of development, & proposed future development policies of the government of India, which is the developmental agency.
The author first addresses India's physical & hydrological environment. He explains how the government, using his research, has estimated its usable resources & water requirements for life, environment, & economy for the next half-century. The book describes how, based on its own assessment, the government has made detailed suggestions about developing India's water resources.
After covering the overall national study & analysis, the author addresses the current development of the major river basins- the Indus & Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basins, as well as the Central, Peninsular & others. He follows with analysis of watershed, groundwater, & comm& area development. Inter-basin water transfer has been considered throughout India's long history. This book briefly details suggestions for interlinking India's rivers & concludes by presenting legal framework & institutional issues.
This is the first of Dr. M.C. Chaturvedi's three studies on the waters of India. The second, India's Waters: Advances in Development & Management, presents his proposals for revolutionizing their development, & the third focuses on development of the GBM basin, which is now an international river system. These studies are a unique contribution to the science & art of water resource development from a highly respected expert. He has designed most of the major projects in the Ganga basin & continues to teach & conduct research at the international level.