India's water policy and wetland conservation policies: A content analysis of convergences and contradictions

Munsi, Madhushree and Krishnan, Siddhartha and Aravind, N A (2016) India's water policy and wetland conservation policies: A content analysis of convergences and contradictions. Water Policy.

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Abstract

Wetlands provide multiple ecosystem services. Besides livelihood support, they are also associated with various cultural practices. Wetlands have always been intricately linked with human activities and are thus facing threats from overexploitation of resources, pollution, land reclamation, and degradation. There are few legal frameworks exclusively catering to wetland conservation. Moreover, the lack of linkages between different legislations is a major gap which needs to be addressed. In the present work, we try to get an insight into the framing of wetland conservation within National Water Policy of India and within state wetland policies, using content analysis. The paper presents the existing converging and contradictory provisions within the selected legal frameworks at national and state levels in India

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wetlands, Threats, Conservation, Legal frameworks, Content analysis
Subjects: Research > Research Center - Technical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 14:29
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 14:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146230

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