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April 11th, 2012
PM’s call to save ground water in India water week..

New Delhi: Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the India Water Week on the theme of “Water, Energy and Food Security — Call for Solutions.”The Prime Minister called for a “broad overarching national legal framework of general principles to pave the way for essential legislation on water governance in each State.Moreover,Dr. Singh said every landholder had the right to pump unlimited quantities of water from borewells on his ground. “Inadequate and sub-optimal pricing of both water and power is promoting the misuse of groundwater. We need to move to a situation where groundwater can be treated as a common property resource.” “This is particularly critical in the agriculture sector, which utilises three-fourths of our water resources and where the water-use efficiency is low compared to international standards,” he said.