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An Important Step in Reforming Water Governance

While appreciating that restructuring two of the most important water institutions in the country is embedded in the alternative agenda proposed for the water sector in the Mihir Shah Committee report, this article asserts that new ideas and vision need new institutions. 

The overthrow of opinion is not immediately followed by the overthrow of institutions; on the contrary the new opinions dwell for a long time in the desolate and haunted house of their predecessors, and conserve it even for want of a habitation

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