At the heart of the politician-water nexus is the need to balance different interests — between groups and within the same group.
Pictures of women carrying pots may be beautiful and widespread in popular culture, but it is a crime and outrage in the 21st century that women are girls are still carrying 20 litres on their heads for kilometres every day.
India's water crisis: Errant rainfall, dearth of employment opportunities cause migration from Bundelkhand's farmlands
Farmers from Bundelkhand, eight districts of Uttar Pradesh and five districts of Madhya Pradesh have been moving to cities due to agrarian distress.
India's water crisis: Limited irrigation, scarcity of water threatens cultivation of Dehradun's prized basmati rice
The Dehradun basmati, the pride of Uttarakhand, could soon be hard to find in stores and supermarkets because of scarcity of water, limited irrigation.
India's water crisis: Parched winter, followed by prolonged dry spring dashes hopes of Kashmir's farmers
Climate change has wreaked havoc on the landlocked Kashmir Valley this year, with the rivers and tributaries providing water to paddy fields running dry.
The tourism industry in Shimla was badly affected by the severe water scarcity in the Himachal Pradesh capital this summer.
India's water crisis: Parched Odisha villagers start informal barter system to cope with trying times
Water-starved villagers in Odisha have started an informal “barter system” in which not money or commodities but precious drinking water is lent by surplus households to those in dire need in times of emergency. Such is the state of affairs in this coastal state reeling under a water crisis, more so in the western and southern parts.
India's water crisis: Andhra Pradesh's Hindupur gets clean drinking water once in 10-15 days while authorities play blame game
Hindupur is one of the taluks in four districts of Andhra Pradesh’s Rayalaseema region that is facing acute shortage of drinking water. The scarcity is such in this taluk town of Anantapur district, which is known for its tamarind and silk business, that drinking water is reportedly supplied once in 10-15 days.
India's water crisis 'very scary'; more intensive methods of irrigation needed says K Kasturirangan, ex ISRO chairman
Eminent scientist K Kasturirangan said agriculture's share in India's total water usage needs to be brought down to below 50 percent, and efforts should be made to preserve and manage even a single drop.