The Thar of Pakistan is an arid region troubled by long spells of drought, rapidly falling groundwater levels, abysmally low literacy levels and rudimentary medical centres. But the crisis facing the Thar today stems from beyond all this. It can be traced
Droughts seem to be here to stay. Wrong development policies, governmental indifference and relief schemes which don't work have led to a situation where a large part of the nation faces scarcity despite a year of almost normal rainfall
With the water bodies shrinking, groundwater level depleting and deficit monsoons year after year, India is staring at an unprecedented water emergency. One that calls for immediate action. But where is all the water going? Who is to be blamed? Is this a man-made situation or policy paralysis?
Chennai is practically the first Indian city to have gone dry with the Central Water Commission reporting a rainfall deficit of 41 per cent in Tamil Nadu till June 13 this year. Most of Chennai's population today is dependent on water tankers and curtailed municipal supply for daily requirement of drinking water.
As water scarcity deepens in Chennai, a major political war has broken out in Chennai. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) staged protest against the ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu and demanded a solution to Chennai's water crisis.
Chennai tops global list of 400 countries that are water vulnerable, three other Indian cities in the world's worst 20 for water scarcity. Why isn't water scarcity a national priority right now? We discuss on Reality Check.
The Chennai water crisis has become even more crucial after the water sources are declining and taking the turn for the worse. Watch News today with Rajdeep Sardesai, a debate with various opinions to the reason for the crisis.