"Water belongs to the community and their rights need to be ensured as the Central government made the Food Security Act for poor community," Singh, who has been heading Tarun Bharat Sangh (a water conservation society), said.
Almost every political parties which comes to power, spends five years without considering potable water security for everyone or managing existing natural resources in villages and cities, Singh said.
Policies to revive rivers need to be enacted and works undertaken in accordance with these policies by the Centre, state governments, and municipal corporations, he added.
Laws should be passed to enable formation and functioning of community based river basin organizations, and the geo-cultural diversity of rivers should be respected, he said.
When asked whether he proposed these points to political parties, Singh said that he had discussed the matter with Congress and BJP leaders, and had been assured that necessary attention would be given to consider water security in poll manifesto.


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