Opinion  /  Published 10.11.20

Dry days: India's water crisis

India’s water crisis is already serious; in the absence of decisive interventions, it is expected to get worse. This was one of the gravest takeaways from the World Wildlife Fund’s Water R...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 01.07.19

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Government launches scheme to save water

The Narendra Modi government on Monday kicked off a water conservation scheme that would focus on renovation of water bodies, regulating industrial consumption, harvesting rainwater and reuse of waste...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.20

Assam: Parched beside a river

It is a matter of extreme urgency when a city harboured by the Brahmaputra continues to suffer from a worsening water crisis. This deepening crisis of water, particularly drinking water, exposes the S...
By Bhargabi Das in

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

Tackling volatility in the supply of water

Climatic conditions play a major role in determining the availability of water resources. Consequently, civilizations across the world have developed formal and informal systems linking agricultural p...
By Ajay Mathur in

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.20

Deep water crisis

India is in deep water, ironically, as its groundwater aquifers run dry. The Niti Aayog has predicted that this year, 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater, accounting for 63 per cent of all ir...
By The Editorial Board in


Opinion  /  Published 27.03.19

'Achchhe din' is now just a taunt against the BJP

Sir — According to the seventh edition of the World Happiness Report, India has ranked 140th out of 156 countries (“India unhappier than before”, March 22). The rankings are based on six key cri...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.19

Calcutta Mayor vows to stop groundwater use

Mayor Firhad Hakim on Thursday admitted that potable water had not reached every part of Calcutta and promised to stop extraction of groundwater.Hakim said, while speaking at the monthly meeting of co...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 01.03.19

Safe sips to quench Balitara thirst

Villagers of Balitara in lower Assam’s Nalbari district will not have to think twice before taking a sip of water. They were struggling to cope with arsenic contamination of groundwater and high inc...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.18

Skewed priorities on water conservation

Resources ought to come at a price; otherwise they begin to run dry. This was made clear by the Central Ground Water Authority which, in an attempt to promote groundwater conservation, decided to levy...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

India must address water crisis on a war footing

Access to resources that are critical for the sustenance of communities should be recognized as rights. It is thus heartening to note that Madhya Pradesh is seeking to enact the Right to Water Act, a ...
By The Editorial Board in


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