Water Series News
India's water crisis: West Bengal on the brink of becoming a parched state in absence of preservation measures
While tankers supply drinking water to the urban areas, rural areas face an acute water crisis.
India's water crisis: Replenishing Jharkhand's parched hydrological system, one pond at a time
Over 2,000 ponds are being rejuvenated by the agriculture and water resources ministries of Jharkhand, in a bid to ease the water crisis in the state.
India's water crisis: Jharkhand's drying lakes, small water bodies portend disaster for state's hydrological system
Jharkhand, known for its lush green forests spread across a dozen river basins, is under severe water stress, a recent Niti Aayog report said.
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.
India's water crisis: Scarcity in Shimla has abated, but hotels still fear drop in tourist numbers
The tourism industry in Shimla was badly affected by the severe water scarcity in the Himachal Pradesh capital this summer.
India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
In an effort that earned him the moniker of the "Dashrath Manjhi" of his district, Nayak not only resolved the problem of water scarcity in his village, but also provided his people with cleaner water than what was available to them earlier.
India's water crisis: Surrounded by glaciers, Kashmir faces drought-like conditions as precipitation levels dwindle
Kashmir's public health engineering dept, which supplies water to households, said that the state faces problems of both water quality and availability.
India's water crisis: In Rajasthan's Bhilwara, residents lock barrels to prevent theft; govt says pipelines too costly
The groundwater level in Rajasthan has been dropping at an alarming rate, according to an assessment by the Ministry of Water Resources .
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.
Tackling India's water woes: Active citizenry, govt checks on unsustainable use and river pollution needed to address crisis
Despite an abundance of rivers and lakes, India's poor water management has not allowed it to harness their potential and maintain them to meet our needs.