Key aspects of National Water Policy (With National Water Policy: Managing demand, maximising storage

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 10:10 hrs

* Awareness of water as scarce resource needs to be fostered

* Climate change adaptation through measures such as increasing water storage

* A system to evolve efficiency benchmarks i.e. water footprints and water auditing

* Saving water in irrigation use

* Water should be increasingly subjected to allocation and pricing on economic principles

* Declining groundwater levels in over-exploited areas need to be arrested

* All clearances should be made timebound.

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