More than 10.86 Million Indians depend on rivers, wetlands, floodplains, estuaries, ponds and tanks for subsistence
and market-based fisheries. Though the absolute contribution of riverine fisheries may not be huge in economic

Analysing the state of rivers in India in the context of legal and institutional issues has a huge canvas. The paper starts with the definition of a river. It then goes on to describe the existing legal and institutional measures that affect the state of rivers in India.

This new report by South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People presents an analysis of the state of water sector in India. It says that climate change offers a unique opportunity to revisit water management & provides recommendations in this context.

Unfortunately, Indian rivers have been viewed at as only providers of water and receivers of waste water and effluents. The ecosystemic links between upstream, mid stream, floodplains and riparian areas have not been the focus of any river improvement schemes or developmental projects.

A report on Asian Development Bank financed hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh.

Wetlands in India come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the huge vast coastal wetlands in Kerala like the Vembanad Kol, supporting millions of fish and birds, to the brackish water lagoons like Chilika in Orissa which support thousands of small fishermen, from the crystal clear lakes like the Chandra taal in Himachal, to the salty Sambhar lake in Rajasthan.

There were 346 large dams in 1950: There are over 5000 now, over 95% of them are irrigation projects. 66-80% of water sector budget goes for big projects

The coffer dam is being built for the 99 MW Chuzachen hydro electric project developed by GATI Infrastructure. As per the preliminary information, the labourers were working in the coffer dam in the night shift when the dam suddenly burst

The purpose of this study is to provide an Indian civil society view on the contents of the Indian government

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