This chapter examines how water is managed in India, with particular focus on the state and sub-state levels and some consideration of the union governmentís role. It describes the constitutional allocation of responsibilities and the water-related organisations at the different levels, before discussing issues in managing water and reviewing the management of inter-state water disputes. ëWater managementí includes the development, operation and maintenance of water delivery systems, as well as issues like sharing between alternate uses and among different regions.
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