Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicWater crisis

Topic: water crisis

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Defying all odds: How women in Maharashtra’s Maan spearheaded bid to make taluka drought-free

Coro India NGO & 24 local organisations, with help from state govt & support of 90 local women, were able to make 6 villages in Maan, drought-free & increase water levels by 14-15 feet.

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.

On Camera

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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