Amid growing crisis, Madhya Pradesh may become first state to introduce Right to Water Act -Ravish Kumar

-IndiaToday.in

Earlier this month, Chief Minister of the state Kamal Nath had asked the authorities to draft a legislation on Right to Water aiming at ensuring adequate water for every person in the urban areas.

* According to the Right to Water Act, 55 litres of water per person per day will be given for usage

* The Right to Water act will also have stringent provisions for preventing wastage of water

* Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country where Right to Water will be enacted

Bhopal:
Madhya Pradesh is planning to implement the water rights law in the state very soon. According to the guidelines in the Right to Water Act, 55 litres of water per day for will be given for usage to each person.

The Right to Water act will also have stringent provisions for preventing wastage of water.

For the implementation of the act, a seminar is being organised in Bhopal's Minto Hall on June 24. People from across the country including Water Minister Rajender Singh and law expert Sanjay Upadhyaya are being called to attend the seminar.

According to the state's Public Health Minister Sukhdev Pensay, "Madhya Pradesh will be the first state in the country where Right to Water will be enacted."

In India, Right to Water is a part of the Right to Life ensured under Article 21 of the Indian constitution.

Earlier this month, Chief Minister of the state Kamal Nath had asked the authorities to draft a legislation on Right to Water aiming at ensuring adequate water for every person in the urban areas.

The Chief Minister had also contended that the Right to Water Act will be instrumental in ensuring requisite quantity of water to urban citizen. He said this while reviewing the future plans of Urban Development Department.

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IndiaToday.in, 23 June, 2019, https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/55-litres-of-water-per-person-per-day-madhya-pradesh-to-enact-right-to-water-act-1554399-2019-06-23?fbclid=IwAR3lVYsAvRkA8XRnV4efS73

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