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Kerala's hydropower policy aims at promotion of small hydropower projects in the state

Kerala’s small hydro power policy document by Department of Power, Government of Kerala is directed towards a greater thrust on overall development and promotion of small hydro power projects in the state.

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A case study that describes the work taken up in the coastal riverine island of VP Thuruth, Thrissur district, in the context of severe water scarcity and deteriorating water quality in the island.

Mazhapolima was a participatory well recharge programme initiated by the Thrissur district, under which domestic water sources were recharged with rainwater harvested (usually) from roof tops.

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The article is a compilation of national and state water policies alongwith a critique of national water policy (2002) by Ranjit Devraj

National water policy, 2002 Read policy 

National water policy, 1987 Read policy

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The objective of the act is to consolidate and amend the laws related to construction, maintenance and regulation of irrigation works and involve farmers in water utilisation system

The Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation Act (2003) aims to consolidate and amend the laws relating to construction of irrigation works, conservation and distribution of water for the purpose of irrigation and levy of betterment contribution and water cess on lands benefited by irrigation works and to provide for involvement of farmers in water utilisation system.

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The act provides for conservation, regulation and control of extraction and use of groundwater in Kerala

The Kerala Ground Water (Control and Regulation) Act (2002) As per this Act, the Government may, if satisfied on the recommendation of the Authority, that it is necessary in the public interest to regulate the extraction of use of groundwater of any area, declare by notification, such area as notified.

 

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