Neoliberalism and Water: Complicating the Story of ‘Reforms’ in Maharashtra

By: Priya Sangameswaran

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Neoliberalism and Water tells us the story of the reforms in the water sector in Maharashtra in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It looks at it through the prism of neoliberalism, which works in combination with other processes, and by the specific nature of water as a resource. The introductory discussion of different approaches to understanding neoliberalism provides the base for the ensuing discussion of water reforms. It discusses changes in urban and rural drinking water, and irrigation, and concepts like piped water, 24x7 water, water entitlements, commodity, and entrepreneurship. It raises the questions—What kinds of visions of development of the urban and the rural do current water reforms draw upon? How is decentralisation mediated by ideas like self-sufficiency, depoliticisation, and expertise? What kind of work goes into constructing markets and determining prices? Who are the new kinds of ‘private’ actors who have emerged in the arena of water? How are mindsets and modes of working changing even among ‘public’ institutions?Printed Pages: 340

Title: Neoliberalism and Water: Complicating the Story of ‘Reforms’ in Maharashtra

Author Name: Priya Sangameswaran

Categories: India, Health,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

ISBN: 812505491X

ISBN 13: 9788125054917

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101809

Keywords: Neoliberalism and Water: Complicating the Story of ‘Reforms’ in Maharashtra Priya Sangameswaran