Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicWater crisis

Topic: water crisis

The year our home in Madurai ran out of water

In ‘Watershed’, Mridula Ramesh writes that India is facing its worst water crisis ever, and some say it will fail to meet half its water demand by 2030.

Don’t make safe water free for all. Those who can afford should pay

Those who can afford safe water should pay a reasonable price. But those who cannot pay for reasons beyond their control should get it for free.

Not only oxygen, Delhi is struggling for water too. Covid is making it worse

Covid-19 has made Delhi’s recurring water issue infinitely worse. Appropriate measures & technological interventions can lessen the supply-demand gap.

Zimbabwe’s second-largest city turns to sewage water after pipes run dry

Harare: Zimbabwe’s second-largest city is considering recycling water from a dam polluted with sewage because it can no longer supply its 650,000 inhabitants with...

India’s water crisis is forcing farmers to finally rethink what they grow

Water crisis has forced Modi govt to try & turn around established farming practices & convince farmers to shift from water-guzzlers like rice and wheat.

CO2 levels rise despite lockdown, Asia’s water crisis and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Pune to Bengaluru: Indians opt for pay-and-plug solutions when govt fails

In The Gated Republic, Shankkar Aiyar writes about why Indians don’t want to depend on the government and 'babudom' for the most basic of necessities.

All-party meeting in Punjab calls for setting up tribunal to check river water availability

The meeting to tackle Punjab’s growing water crisis was headed by CM Amarinder Singh. It was attended by the SAD, BJP, AAP, BSP and CPM.

Water no longer a developing-world problem: It’s become an everyone, everywhere problem

There's no demand-supply gap, only poor allocation choices. The wealthy will have access to water, and the poor will pay more for water of questionable quality.

This is how Cape Town averted a water crisis, just days before running dry

Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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