Keyword : Water Crisis

Water crisis is the biggest killer in making, writes Murli Manohar Joshi

Water is essential for sustaining life and our ecosystem as a whole and India is by far the largest and fastest growing consumer of ground water in the world. In our country, ground water is a comm

Premchand redux: Girl killed over water

Oppression of the common man at the hands of the high and mighty was a central theme in many of the thought-provoking stories written by literary legend, Premchand. One such story was ‘Thakur

Tamil Nadu: Cracked earth, parched throat

Tamil Nadu, one of India’s largest states and home to about 67 million people, is facing a severe drought, forcing many farmers to commit suicide as their crop withers.

The parched hill stations of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand’s picturesque hill stations are facing an acute water crisis this summer, a time when hordes of tourists put a huge strain on the available infrastructure.  

No water in a reservoir that supplies Chennai

There is not even a drop of water in Cholavaram reservoir, says an officer from Chennai metropolitan water supply and sewerage board. The Cholavaram reservoir, one of the main water sourc

How to quench water-stressed Chennai’s thirst

For the past two years Chennai has been facing an acute water crisis. From desalination plants to recycling water, the city is doing everything to improve the situation. In an interview with Sh

Act or Perish: Message from Brasilia is loud and clear

On the eve of the 8th World Water Forum (WWF), held in March, social media was abuzz with ‘news’ that the Brazilian government had handed over its two large aquifers to private companie

A dry run in Bundelkhand

The paved road, the few concrete houses and men on motorcycles – these are deceptive signs of development in Madralalpur village. Only a couple of weeks ago, Babu, a 47-year-old distressed fa

Water by the pondful

It’s 10 am and in Dhandhuka town of Ahmedabad district, the sun is already scorching. A dry lake, which was desilted and deepened a few weeks back, has been turned into a venue for a fete. Sh

“This initiative is for future generations”

Speaking to Governance Now, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani elaborates on the Sujalam Sufalam

Dry and thirsty

India is facing its ‘worst’ water crisis in history, according to the government’s think-tank NITI Aayog’s Composition Water Management Index (CWMI) report. Moreover, by 203



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