Right to Water

  • Abhijit DasEmail author
  • Joyashree Roy
  • Sayantan Chakrabarti
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Water supply is a state’s responsibility. Allocation of safe water, or in the case of arsenic-affected regions of West Bengal having the lack of it, therefore has been at the centre of the crisis. The ‘Right to water’ as mentioned by United Nations is yet to be realised for the common man. In arsenic-infested regions the problem takes on even ominous implications. Moreover, with the ever burgeoning population and discovery of newer contaminants the water stress of the nation is growing by the hour. The book adheres to literature review and empirical evidences to elucidate the situation.


Safe Water Capita Availability Deteriorate Water Quality Public Health Standard Excess Arsenic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhijit Das
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joyashree Roy
    • 2
  • Sayantan Chakrabarti
    • 3
  1. 1.Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  3. 3.KolkataIndia

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