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This publication attempts to present a range of initiatives highlighting enhanced actions in the area of mitigation and adaptation in India.

All States and Union Territories have been asked to consider setting up State Water Missions to promote integrated water management as well as conservation.

Opposition to overarching legal framework of principles on water

A conference of Water Resources and Irrigation Ministers here on Wednesday saw opposition to the Centre’s proposal to evolve an overarching national legal framework of principles on water, to link financial assistance to “aggressive” water sector reforms and to set up a Permanent Forum of Water Resources and Irrigation Ministers to deliberate on issues/disputes.

This new study released by the Centre for Development Finance, IFMR, and IIT Madras evaluates the design of the eight climate missions of the country as developed by individual ministries using the principles laid out in the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) of the Prime Minister’s Council.

Strengthening the resilience of flood-prone areas against flooding is an important part of the climate change strategy of the Government of India.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Comprehensive Mission Document of the National Water Mission.

T. N. Narasimhan

India's recently announced Water Mission provides a rare opportunity for informed public debate to formulate a national water policy to unify the country in equitable use of the vital resource.

A revised draft for National Water Mission (NWM) that provides a major thrust on water management plan has gone to Prime Ministers Office for final clearance.

Revised draft of the National Water Mission approved by the Prime Minister

A National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) has been drawn up by the government on realising the degree of dependency that India's masses and economy have on the climate. This is with the objective of best charting out India's adaption techniques to the changing climate as well as to enhance it's sustainability initiatives.