On 9th October 2020, SOLPO Research organized a webinar on the regulation of water in India in the context of pricing and distribution. The speakers were Mr. UP Singh (IAS; Secretary, Department of Water Resources, RD & GR, Government of India), Mr. Rajendra Singh (“Waterman of India”; Water conservationist; Chairman, Tarun Bharat Sangh), Dr. Philippe Cullet (Professor of international and environmental law at SOAS University of London; Senior visiting fellow at CPR, New Delhi) and Mr. K P Bakshi (IAS (Retd.); Former Chairman Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority). The event was moderated by Mr. Sanjay Sen, Senior Advocate (SOLPO Research) and Mr. Subrat Ratho, IAS (Retd.)
The present briefing note tests the sufficiency of the current legal and policy framework to deal with India’s growing water poverty and makes recommendations to the statutory framework.