Federalism and Interstate River Water Disputes in India
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This book examines the Centre–State and inter-State relations concerning water issues in India. It analyses the federal structure in India and looks at its effectiveness in addressing the inter-state river water disputes in the country through three cases - the Cauvery, Krishna and Mahadayi water disputes. It probes into the physical, political, legal and constitutional measures taken by the Union government and the states to deal with the inter-State and Centre-State tussles over inter-state river waters. The author studies the debate over centralization and decentralization of water resources, as well as the inter-state river water disputes that have aroused feelings of sub-nationalism in disputing regions and states. The possibility of physical infrastructure projects contributing to India’s growing water problems are also looked at.
This book will be of interest to researchers and students of Environmental Politics, Political Science, Public Policy, Environmental Geography, Indian Politics, South Asian Studies, Environmental Economics, Water Industries, Environmental Policy, River Management, Environment & Resources.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1: Indian Federalism and Water Resources 2: Cauvery River Water Dispute 3: Krishna River Water Dispute 4: Mahadayi River Water Dispute 5: Managing Rivers Water: Challenges and Disputes. Conclusion
Amit Ranjan is a Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His latest books include: (with Ian Talbot) Urban Development and Environmental History in Modern South Asia ( Routledge , London, 2022), and Contested Waters: India’s Transboundary River Water Disputes in South Asia (Routledge, London and New Delhi, 2020). He is also the author of India-Bangladesh Border Disputes: History and Post-LBA Dynamics (Springer, Singapore, 2018). Amit has edited the following books: India in South Asia Challenges and Management (Springer, Singapore, 2019), Partition of India: Postcolonial Legacies (Routledge, London and New Delhi, 2019) and Water Issues in Himalayan South Asia: Internal Challenges, Disputes and Transboundary Tensions (Singapore, 2019). His papers review essays and book reviews have been widely published in journals, including Asian Survey, Asian Affairs, Asian Ethnicity, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Economic & Political Weekly, India Review, Indian Journal of Public Administration, India Quarterly, Journal of Migration Affairs, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Roundtable: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Social Change, Studies in Indian Politics, Society and Culture in South Asia, South Asia Research, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Water History, and World Water Policy.