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Committee to draft new water policy

  • The Union Water Resources Ministry has finalised a committee to draft a new National Water Policy (NWP). 
  • It will be chaired by Mihir Shah, who is a former Planning Commission member and a water expert. The committee is expected to produce a report within six months.
  • India extracts half the groundwater used in the entire world, which is plain unsustainable against the backdrop of rising water demand.