Challenges in Regulating Water Pollution in India: Standards, Monitoring, Enforcement and Accountability

Lele, S., P. Jamwal and M. Menon, 2021, "Challenges in Regulating Water Pollution in India", Economic and Political Weekly, 56(52): 46-52.
Sharachchandra Lele, Priyanka Jamwal, Mahesh Menon
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With rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, the problem of water pollution in India has escalated dramatically over the last few decades. The regulatory apparatus, has, however, lagged behind. Major gaps in standard setting, including lack of standards for ambient water quality, poor monitoring and weak enforcement by the pollution control boards are the major proximate causes. Controlling water pollution will require a concerted effort to address these regulatory failures.

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Dr. Priyanka Jamwal
Dr. Sharachchandra Lele
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