Water governance reform

Synopsis: Given the level of the water crisis in India, there is an urgent need to take a deeper look at water management and water governance in India. Introduction Ever since Independence, the governa­nce of water has suffered from at least three major issues or artificial divisions: between irrigation and drinking water, Surface and ground­water… Continue reading Water governance reform

Climate crisis in North East India: What is behind water scarcity in the region

Synopsis: Changing rainfall pattern including incidents of high and variable rainfall in NE states is causing problems like floods, land degradation and acidification. Introduction The climate of North East India is changing, which includes changing rainfall patterns over the region, resulting in overall drying up of the region. A major reason behind it is the… Continue reading Climate crisis in North East India: What is behind water scarcity in the region

India’s looming water crisis and urgent measures to address it

Source: Livemint Relevance: Measures needed to address India’s water crisis Synopsis: The groundwater table in India is falling at faster rate than ever, and thus we need radical changes in agricultural practices along with other measures to address the water crisis of India. Context India is facing a water crisis. Water tables in many states… Continue reading India’s looming water crisis and urgent measures to address it

India’s water crisis: It is most acute for women

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Implications of water crisis on women Synopsis: Water crisis affects women disproportionately compared to men. An analysis Context India has 16% of the world’s population, but possesses only 4% of the world’s freshwater resources. India is water-stressed due to changing weather patterns and repeated droughts. And the worst sufferers of… Continue reading India’s water crisis: It is most acute for women

Jal Jeevan Mission starts to monitor tap water supply

Source: Business Standard What is the News? Jal Jeevan Mission has launched into its next phase of measuring and monitoring water supply. Click here to read about Jal Jeevan Mission Achievements of the mission: In 2019, 7% of the rural households had tap water connections, which is increased to 41% in the last two years. … Continue reading Jal Jeevan Mission starts to monitor tap water supply

Jal Jeevan Mission: Flowing in the right direction

Source: Business Standard  Synopsis: Jal Jeevan Mission promises to go down in history as an iconic development initiative. Its objectives can be duly achieved by encouraging greater participation of corporations and charitable trusts towards it. Background: Rural India has 18.93 crore households, of whom only 17 percent had some version of a tap water connection.… Continue reading Jal Jeevan Mission: Flowing in the right direction