Water & Wastewater
The EBTC Water Partnership (EWP) has been constituted to support the deployment of EU technology and expertise in India Water Development Programme’s (IWDP) pioneering projects.
Policy & Regulations
As per the Indian Constitution, water is in the domain of the states with the central government only advising the states by issuing a non?binding National Water Policy.
The ministry of water resources is the principal agency responsible for water in India but unfortunately many other ministries such as agriculture, power, environment & forests, rural development, industry, urban development, pollution control boards are involved.
Reforms are therefore addressed top-down through central schemes (with pre-conditions) to address gaps in the access to freshwater.
Wastewater shares the policy and regulatory framework with water; however with some differences such as the role of bodies such as the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) becomes more critical.