12 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
News: The government has finalised a committee to draft a new National Water Policy (NWP). The committee is expected to produce a report within six months
Prelims focus: Overview of NWP 2012.
Mains focus: The need for and significance of the new policy.
National Water Policy 2012:
Need for revision:
There have been a lot of changes which need to be addressed and the prioritization of the water usage needs to be defined.
Source: The Hindu
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