Mihir Shah

Mihir Shah Committee report suggests restructuring CWC and CGWB and setting up an apex body for water management. Experts, while welcoming the idea, raise some concerns.

The landmark report titled A 21st century institutional architecture for India's water reforms submitted by the expert committee chaired by Dr Mihir Shah on restructuring the Central Water Comission (CWC) and the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB)

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Stages of urban development, sources of water, and the nature of aquifers all pose different challenges for water demand and availability in urban spaces in India.

Current evidence shows that the number of people living in urban areas in India is expected to more than double and grow to around 800 million by 2050, which will pose unprecedented challenges for water management in the country. The paper titled 'Urban water systems in India: Typologies and hypothesis' published in the Economic and Political Weekly, argues that as demand for water is predicted to increase, limited supplies are available to meet this increasing demand.

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A regulatory framework that protects the resource and good practices of participatory groundwater management -- both essential features of groundwater governance -- are necessary to manage the crisis.

India is highly dependant on groundwater.

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In this paper Dr Mihir Shah speaks on the need for this change, the process followed, the main features of this proposed change and the way forward from here.

A fundamental change in the principles, approach and strategies of water management in India has been proposed in the Twelfth Plan

Why is this paradigm shift needed ?

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This report is an analytical anthology of all major research studies done on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA)

This report by Ministry of Rural Development is an analytical anthology of all major research studies done on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA) that were published in various academic journals or came out as stand-alone reports. The report begins with a brief introduction to MGNREGA, its mandate and objectives, salient features and performance followed by seven chapters and a bibliography.

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In this lecture, the connections between the concepts of certainty and uncertainty are compared with the scientific or the positivist approach and the phenomenalist approach.

In this lecture, the author makes connections between the concepts of certainty and uncertainty and draws parallels between these and the scientific or the positivist approach and the phenomenalist approach. The author argues that the excessive emphasis on certainty, which is an inherent assumption of the scientific approach embraces reductionism, compartmentalisation and has been the principle underlying all disciplines such as developmental economics.

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This is an compilation of articles that challenge the implementation of national rural employment guarantee act (NREGA)

"Work in progress", is an article by Jean Dreze and Christian Oldiges, that appeared in the Feb. 14-27, 2009 issue of the Frontline Magazine, that compares the data from the NREGA website (www.nrega.nic.in) related to the first two years (2006-07 and 2007-08) of implementation of the NREGA.

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