Madhuresh Kumar

Madhuresh Kumar does campaigns and policy advocacy work with the National Alliance of People’s Movements in India. He is a researcher and social activist, specializing in globalization and human rights issues. Madhuresh recently joined the Blue Planet Project team and will help monitor and promote the realization of the human right to water in India and around the world.

 

65 years after India’s independence access to drinking water and water availability remains a major challenge. 2011 Census data shows that just 32 per cent of the households use treated water for drinking and 17 per cent still fetch drinking water from a source located more than 500 meters in rural areas or 100 meters […]

 

New Delhi: Khandwa, located in Western Madhya Pradesh, Central India, has been witness to many big rallies, demonstrations and protests by Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save Narmada Movement) for more than a decade now against the construction of big dams like Maheshwar, Indira Sagar, Narmada Sagar, Mann and ors on the Narmada river. However, in past […]

 

The Hindu today reported that Supreme Court of India on February 27 directed the Union government to constitute a ‘special committee’ forthwith for inter-linking of rivers for the benefit of the entire nation. A Bench of Chief Justice S.J. Kapadia and Justices A.K. Patnaik and Swatanter Kumar, in its judgment in a 2002 case relating […]

 

New Delhi, February 1 : One can’t say if it is mere coincidence that the Bangalore World Water Summit (February 1-3) opens up today and on the same day major national dailies carry advertisements for India Water Week (April 10 – 14) to be held in New Delhi and organised by Ministry of Water Resources, […]

 

New Delhi: The Hindu, India’s leading English daily, recently reported after accessing the first draft of the proposed revisions to the National Water Policy sent to experts for their comments.
The Hindu report by Gargi Parsai said, the Union government has begun consultations on a new National Water Policy that calls for privatisation of water-delivery services […]

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