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Mumbai Paani

Introduction

An initiative to retain people's control over water.


Mumbai Paani is a collective of like minded Community Based Organisations (CBOs), people's movements, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and individuals. It was formed in March 2006 to address concerns and intervene in the World Bank facilitated Water Distribution and Improvement Project as a pilot in one of the wards of Mumbai. It works for the Right to Water for All as guaranteed by the Constitution of India in Article 21. These fundamental principles of human rights advocate complete non-discrimination and are also reflected in international legal instruments as an inherent right to water of women, children and men.


The collective focuses on certain pertinent issues in the realm of water, namely, equitable access to all individuals, communities and habitats. Mumbai Paani believes that water is an essential life resource for all humanity. Hence, it can neither be treated as a commodity nor be allowed for control with a profit motive.


Working with the philosophy of a non-profiteering public-public partnership, the modus operandi should be empowering systemic changes in the Corporation, to this end. The optimum solution has to leverage Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai's (MCGM) high proficiency, catering to Mumbai's huge population.


 

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Vikas Adhyayan Kendra
D-1 Shivdham, 62 Link Road, Malad (West), Mumbai 400 064 INDIA
Tel : 022-2882 2850 / 2889 8662. Fax : 022-2889 8941
E-mail: vak@bom3.vsnl.net.in
 
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