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Water Question in Jharkhand

This article looks at the emerging policy context on irrigation and drinking water supply in Jharkhand, the position of water rights in state legislation, the importance of water user groups, the critical issues of access to water for both the rural and the urban poor and the legal implications.

Command Area Development

The new guidelines on the command area development programme envisage the imposition of a 10 per cent user charge on farmers as maintenance charges for irrigation systems that ostensibly benefit them. However, considering the unwillingness of farmers to pay one more 'tax', the guidelines do not quite elaborate as to how this charge will be levied. In other areas, the guidelines are quite out of touch with ground level realities.

Good Governance as a Right

debates on rights-formulation itself. It is not enough to say that when it comes to Good Governance as a Right VIDEH UPADHYAY Madhav Godbole

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