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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

Carbon trap: Where should India be focusing it's collective climate action efforts?
science

Carbon trap: Where should India be focusing it's collective climate action efforts?

India should tackle disasters taking place in the country and its neighbourhood as its neighbour's vulnerabilities can be national security issues.

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
World

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

Falling GDP, collapsing wholesale prices: Is Indian economy heading to its worst show in September quarter since 2008 global financial crisis?
Business

Falling GDP, collapsing wholesale prices: Is Indian economy heading to its worst show in September quarter since 2008 global financial crisis?

Indian economy had a shocker when the GDP growth slowed to a 6-year low of 5% in the April-June quarter. Even after that, there is no recovery in sight.

Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts
Politics

Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts

The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.

World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?
science

World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?

The second highest food group in terms of contributing to water-scarcity was fruit at 19 percent.

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India
science

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India

Studies on rising groundwater levels contradict on-ground field reports, farm surveys that report well failures.

Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body
Business

Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body

India’s sugar output could fall 20 percent to the lowest level in three years in 2019/20 after a drought last year forced farmers to curb their cane planting and as floods this year damaged crops in key growing areas, a senior industry official said on Thursday

Kodagu, coffee, climate change: An agroforestry scientist's notes on the connection
science

Kodagu, coffee, climate change: An agroforestry scientist's notes on the connection

Much of the blame for the drought-flood-drought-flood trend in Kodagu has been laid on coffee plantations

Drought in Thailand exposes submerged Buddhist temple after dam water levels recedes
science

Drought in Thailand exposes submerged Buddhist temple after dam water levels recedes

The temple used to conduct rituals, festivities besides being a playground & recreational area.

Karnataka farmers will soon get Rs 2000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, announces BS Yediyurappa
India

Karnataka farmers will soon get Rs 2000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, announces BS Yediyurappa

The Karnataka government announced that it will soon deposit the first installment of an additional sum of Rs 2,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in the bank accounts of farmers.

India received 42% more rainfall than average this week, says IMD; adds it will help growth of summer-sown crops, ease drought concerns
India

India received 42% more rainfall than average this week, says IMD; adds it will help growth of summer-sown crops, ease drought concerns

India’s monsoon rains in the week ending on Wednesday were above average for the second time since the start of the season on 1 June. Monsoon rains are crucial for farm output and economic growth, as about 55 percent of India’s arable land is rain-fed.

Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit
India

Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit

The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The basin storage in Tapi, Sabarmati, and rivers of the Kutch and Godavari are "highly deficient", the data revealed.

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
India

Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce

Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water

For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge
India

For Mawasi tribe in MP's Satna, limited access to forests results in livelihood loss and a generation forsaking tribal knowledge

Mawasi tribal villages in Madhya Pradesh's Satna face uncertain future as limitations on access to forests pushes the once self-sufficient Scheduled Tribe towards migration and scarcity of food

Raining sand in Rayalaseema: Andhra's Anantapur district shows dramatic effects of crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, proliferation of borewells
India

Raining sand in Rayalaseema: Andhra's Anantapur district shows dramatic effects of crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, proliferation of borewells

In Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district, crop pattern changes, waning forest cover, an explosion of borewells, the death of a river, and more – have produced dramatic effects on land, air, water, forests and climate.

Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain
India

Chennai water crisis: Way ahead could encompass decentralised sewage treatment, solutions matching pain with gain

If by some miracle, the population shrank, our water bodies were restored, our economic model changed, and citizens voted for water management — the Chennai water crisis would vanish.

Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture
India

Mission Paani: Centuries-old water conservation practices in Nagaland ensure sufficient supply for daily use, agriculture

While water retention is a very difficult task in hilly regions, the northeast experiences extreme flooding in the monsoons and water scarcity during many of the non-rainy months.

Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster
India

Chennai water crisis: How 'great' teamwork, muddy data enabled poor management and engineered a disaster

Chennai is overdrawing its ground water 1.85 times. The false sense of plenty is one possible reason why we have managed our water so poorly. But the second possible explanation for poor management is the lack of a good incentive mechanism — either for our politicians or our bureaucracy.

Chennai water crisis: Why provision, while alluring, couldn't slake a growing city's thirst
India

Chennai water crisis: Why provision, while alluring, couldn't slake a growing city's thirst

Quenching Chennai’s thirst by leaning solely on provision is like trying to fill the fabled yaksha’s seventh pot of gold.