Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicWater shortage

Topic: water shortage

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.

Covid’s spreading fast because billions don’t have water to wash

Close to three billion people lack access to running water and soap at home, and four billion suffer from severe water scarcity for at least one month a year, says the UN.

Water woes are peaking in Bundelkhand and it’s a ‘bigger crisis than Covid can ever be’

For nearly two dozen Jhansi villages, water scarcity is a big issue every summer. While hand pumps and wells are giving no support, Covid-19 has only heightened the stress.

Ruchir Sharma on why East Asia is no model for India, Gopalkrishna Gandhi on electing next Cong president

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Bengaluru’s informal water markets are a view of the future

Families in Bengaluru outskirts must piece together drinking water from communal supplies, intermittently available tap water, and 'water ATMs'.v

This village near Delhi has had no power for 18 days and has to pay even to charge phones

The residents of Kanawani, who have been living in darkness since 25 August, say the transformers in their village keep blowing up because of excessive load. 

Slow canal work, Madhya Pradesh and the riverfront: Why the Narmada dam is low on water

The Gujarat govt hasn’t done anything for a decade and a half, but keeps on blaming others. Also, it keeps diverting from agricultural and drinking water.

On Camera


J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.