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TopicIndia water crisis

Topic: India water crisis

How Chennai, one of the world’s wettest big cities, ran out of water

Chennai is an example of what can go wrong when industrialisation and extreme weather converge and a metropolis paves over its flood plain to satisfy demand for new homes & factories.

Govt procurement policy of wheat, rice aggravating water crisis — draft National Water Policy

The policy has recommended diversifying the crop procurement process. Union Jal Shakti ministry is currently going through the draft policy submitted by a 11-member committee last month.

Jaipur, Indore feature in WWF list of 100 cities to face greatest rise in water risks by 2050

The WWF also names 28 other Indian cities, including Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Bhopal, that will face an ‘increasing water risk in the next few decades’.

Smriti Irani says govt will train women in water scarce villages to ensure clean supply

The efforts is part of the Centre's conservation plans at a time when about 70% surface water is unfit for consumption.

India could soon have ‘water refugees’ migrating to other countries

'Waterman' Rajendra Singh, who won the Magsaysay award for his work in water management, says 72% of India's underground aquifers have dried up.

How the business of water scarcity can be tackled in India

India is one of the 17 countries facing severe water stress. As the World Water Week comes to an end, this is what the state of climate financing looks like.

Crisis no one is talking about: India’s water stress nearing Day Zero, when taps run dry

The World Resources Institute's Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas has ranked India 13 on its list of "extremely highly" water stressed countries, citing its population.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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