Water Management In India

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Overview

  • Author :P.C. Bansil
  • Year of Publication :2004
  • ISBN: :9788180690976
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 558
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, Water Resources

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About the Book :

Water, the elixir of life, has taken today the centre stage all over the world. Since the 1992 International Conference on Water and the Environment in Dublin, there has been a great deal of intensive and serious thought at different levels about the limited availability of the earths fresh water resources. As populations grow and water use per person rises, demand for fresh water is soaring. Yet the supply of freshwater is finite and threatened by pollution. It is no longer possible to keep wasting and fouling our precious resource of fresh water. The apprehension of serious global scarcity of fresh water is causing a great concern and is being discussed at national/international seminars and conferences with a view to finding a solution of the problem hence this book. In fact, as one of the Millennium Development Goals, by 2015 all UN member states have pledged to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. However, drinking water is only a very insignificant amount of fresh water uses. The subject water has a vast canvass and can cover a number of volumes if it is required to be dealt with in a comprehensive manner. We have, however, restricted ourselves to the salient aspects of water uses and water management, and the whole study has been compressed into 17 chapters, divided into 4 parts. Agriculture is no doubt the primary user of water. Although water requirements in all the sectors agriculture, domestic, industry, etc. are going to increase, but their proportionate share in each of the sub sector is going to change drastically in India and water conservation in all its uses is thus the real focus of the study. The study will be useful for researchers and students, administrators, policy makers and all those who are interested in the subject.


About Author :

P.C. Bansil heads the Techno Economic Research Institute, New Delhi, founded by him in 1984. He belongs to the first batch of Indian Economic Service and has worked with the FAO for about 15 years in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Rome, Zambia and Libya. He has authored 30 books, besides a large number of reports and papers prepared for various Governments. He has published over 400 papers in specialized technical journals. His work experience relates to the formulation, implementation, evaluation and formulation of regional plans for agriculture, statistics, marketing, livestock, irrigation, fisheries, forestry, wildlife, national parks, tourism, agro-industrial and social sectors like demography, health, education and housing, as well as project identification, formulation and evaluation in these fields. Dr. Bansil was appointed by the Planning Commission as Chairman of the Tenth and Eleventh Plans Working Group on Animal Husbandry Economics and Statistics. He completed the study "Livestock in India 2000-2030" sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. During his FAO assignments in Sri Lanka, Zambia and Libya as Senior Planning Advisor, he undertook micro level studies on issues relating to water.