Water policy of Union Territory of Puducherry- A draft by Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Puducherry (2012)

This document is a draft of water policy of Puducherry by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Puducherry . The draft in its preamble states that effective and efficient management of water resources in Puducherry is essential. Further the government needs to develop a mechanism for effective management of natural disasters in vulnerable areas as Puducherry is prone to frequent floods, droughts and cyclones.

This draft of water policy of Puducherry byDepartment of Science, Technology and Environment, Government of Puducherry provides a brief description of average rainfall, population, per capita of sewage generated , utility of groundwater resources and water requirements for various sectors and elaborates on the following issues:

  • Information system
  • Water resources planning
  • Institutional mechanism
  • Water allocation priorities
  • Project planning
  • Ground water development
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Drinking water
  • Irrigation
  • Financial and physical sustainability
  • Participatory approach to water resources management
  • Private sector participation
  • Water quality
  • Conservation
  • Climate change
  • Flood control and management
  • Land erosion by sea or river
  • Drought prone area development
  • Monitoring of projects
  • Performance improvement
  • Maintenance and modernization
  • Science, technology and environment
  • Training
  • Conclusion

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