Need for a sound Water Act/legislation guided by comprehensive water policy to provide legal basis for the use and sustainble management of water resources.

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Bhutan’s successive Monarchs have played a dynamic role in steering the kingdom on a path of successful socio-economic development leading to peace and stability in the country. It was under the visionary guidance of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck that “Gross National Happiness”, was introduced as a guiding principle behind all development programmes, which underscores the concept that development cannot be pursued on the premises of economic growth alone but it should also promote the happiness of the people by supporting their emotional and spiritual well-being.