Privatization of Water Sources and Its Implications in India
Dr. V. LEELA, LAVANYA. K
Groundwater, Private sector, Surface water, Scarcity, water resources, Water Policy
The United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human rights, states that water is social and cultural goodness, not only economic commodities. Since ancient times, water has been universally recognized as a priceless resource. About 50 percent to 90 percent of the body weight of living organisms is water. So water is as important as living things as the air we breathe. Water is a very important commodity for rural development. At present, due to increasing consumption patterns, water becomes scarce and this scarcity is a threat that arises to the global population. Water problems, which were only local problems, have now become an international problem. Therefore the water privatization involves transferring water control and / or water management services to private companies. Water privatization has been recommended by the National Water Policy of the Indian Government to overcome the problem of scarcity of water. Public partners are more responsive, reliable, and cost-effective than private water companies. Water problems are an ecological crisis, and try to solve commercially will destroy the earth and increase inequality. Ecological problems must be completed ecologically.