People's Water Manifesto


TO BE INCLUDED BY ALL CANDIDATES FOR MAHARASHTRA ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2009

Demand 1: Water Security: Right to Water

Demand 2: Declare and notify one river as a “State River”

Demand 3: Control and stop the pollution of rivers and lakes of Maharashtra with time bound programmes
Demand 4: To remove, monitor and further prevent encroachment.

Demand 5: Stop commercialization and privatization of water resources to check and prevent over exploitation of rivers, lakes and ground water resources

Demand 6: Rivers to be the basis of Planning Unit

Demand 7: Commitment to conserve and protect our rivers and lakes from natural and cultural erosion with public participation

Demand 8: Restoration and rejuvenation of Mithi River as Maharashtra‘s “Adarsh Nadi”

The Jal Biradari (Maharashtra) expects the newly-elected MLAs across political parties to address issues of water on priority basis, as brought out by the citizens’ mandate above