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Water Issues between Nepal, India & Bangladesh: A Review of Literature
Pia Malhotra
After a thorough examination of the available literature on water issues between the above mentioned countries, it is observed that there is an acute lack of scholarly work on issues pertaining to water issues in South Asia. Most of the work available is in the form of newspaper articles. Additionally, the available reports do not provide an objective assessment of water issues. A bulk of the reports and articles tend to be biased to the country of publication and this results in the creation of a body of information, which is fed in a biased fashion to the public, and creates negative perceptions of the other country in the public opinion. Lastly, it is observed that water problems in South Asia are essentially the result of the lack of a political consensus among the various countries which transforms the smallest issues into intractable ones.


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