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A Solution For India's Ailing Groundwater Governance

There is a need to advance a national water framework that presents a roadmap for the Centre, state and local governing bodies to work collectively, similar to the Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union (2000). The overarching directives commit European Union member states to achieve a certain high qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies by 2015. To safeguard this idea from rejection, the Union should ensure that it proposes this 'framework law' in a way that doesn't appear to strengthen its control over states.