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Water Rights in India and Water Sector Reforms in Andhra Pradesh – isec

Water Rights in India and Water Sector Reforms in Andhra Pradesh

Abstract

Water rights in India in a formal, legal manner are still under formulation. Rights based on centuries old customs and conventions currently prevail. In recent years, reforms have sought to introduce water rights through user organizations, and provide for better allocation across competing sectors. Andhra Pradesh has led in introducing water sector reforms. This paper discusses the water rights and water allocation situation in India and some implications of reforms in Andhra Pradesh for water rights

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