on 28th April 2009 a bench of the supreme court speaking through M Katzu,J. directed the central govt. to form a committee to solve the water crisis in the country. the court observed that :
"Despite having immense reservoirs of water in the form of the
"In our opinion it is science alone which can solve this problem ( as well as the other gigantic problems facing the country).
" It is indeed sad that a country like
discovered the decimal system in Mathematics and Plastic Surgery in Medicine in ancient times, and is largely managing Silicon Valley in
unable to solve the problem of water shortage till now. In our opinion there is no dearth of eminent scientists in the field who can solve this problem, but they have
not been organized and brought together and not been requested by the Central and State Governments to do their patriotic and sacred duty to solve this problem, nor
given the facilities for this."
"In our opinion the right to get water is a part of
the right to life guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution"
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