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Sanitation Law and Policy in India: An Introduction to Basic Instruments

Philippe Cullet and Lovleen Bhullar

Abstract

Sanitation has received little attention from policy-makers and lawyers for a long time although it was not completely outside the purview of laws and policies in India. However, the past couple of decades have witnessed a significant change in the manner in which sanitation is viewed, both at the national and international levels. While this change is accompanied by a growing interest among academics and practitioners in the policy perspectives on sanitation, the emphasis on its legal dimensions has lagged behind considerably. The piecemeal nature of the existing legal instruments having a be ... More

Keywords: sanitation, law, policy, India, health, wastewater, sewage, sanitation workers, manual scavenging, environment, water

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199456703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456703.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Cullet, editor
Professor of International and Environmental Law at SOAS, University of London, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and the Convenor of the International Environmental Law Research Centre.

Lovleen Bhullar, editor
Professor of International and Environmental Law at SOAS, University of London, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and the Convenor of the International Environmental Law Research Centre.