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

THE current drought across central and western India and Kerala is forcing attention once again on how to deal with the problem. Ecologists have always had a deep interest in the problem, their

THE morning hours in Barapal, near Udaipur, present a curious sight. Hundreds of headloaders crowd around the national highway looking for vehicles to transport charcoal or firewood

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IT is at a time like this that the famous Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district -- the handiwork of a social worker, Anna Hazare -- stands out with a difference. It is green and it

THE misery caused by this year"s drought was unnecessary. Typical of India"s weather, rainfall in several parts dipped below the normal last year but these fluctuations were small. Yet we failed to

Perceptions of famines are as important for historians to study as the famines themselves, says a British historian. The British created famines in India. But the vision of starving people only reinforced their belief in their superiority and right

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?

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.

हर घर में नल से जल और चुनौतियां दुनिया भर में जल संकट गहराता जा रहा है औऱ देश में हालात अच्छे नही हैं. देश में करीब 60 करोड़ लोग ऐसे इलाकों में रहते है जहां पानी का संकट गहराता जा रहा है.. नीति आय़ोग के आकड़ें बताते हैं कि 2020 तक देश के 21 शहरों में ग्राउंड वॉटर खत्म हो सकता है...वहीं 2030 तक देश में पानी की मांग दोगुनी हो जायेगी औऱ देश की 40 फीसदी जनसंख्या को पीने का पानी मिलना मुश्किल होगा....