09 October, 2019
3 Min Read
GS-I: Rethinking water management issues.
No new vision:
Who is accountable?
A strategy document must specify who will be responsible and accountable for achieving the specific goals and in what time-frame.
NITI Aayog does not say who will do this encouraging and how? Should the state water Ministries do this by restricting or even withholding recalcitrant industry’s access to fresh water?
However the free electricity provided by solar units further encourage unrestricted pumping of groundwater and will further aggravate the problem of a steady decline of groundwater levels.
India’s water problems can be solved with existing knowledge technology and available funds. It is unfortunate that NITI Aayog has failed to admit this and has prescribed only a continuation of past failed policies.
Source: THE HINDU
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