Op-Ed Focus: When the river weeps

By Atul Roy|Updated : July 26th, 2017

Article: When the river weeps

Link: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/When-the-river-weeps/article14410581.ece

Now try to answer the following questions:

  1. What are the constitutional arrangements for trans-boundary river water distribution between states? And is regionalism fuelling the river water conflict?
  2. Has economic development, fuelled by Cauvery river itself, threatened the very existence of Cauvery river? Comment.
  3. Examine the possible impacts of impending Climate Change on rivers in India. Will legal initiatives themselves be sufficient to deal with the problem of climate change?

Points to ponder:

  1. Is River linking answer to India’s water deficit woes? Critically asses its ecological and political impacts.
  2. International rivers instead of being a source of cooperation have become source of conflict? Critically comment.



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