Conserving groundwater: Role of women crucial in bringing about significant change

Source: This post is based on article “Conserving groundwater: Role of women crucial in bringing about significant change” published in Down to Earth on 31st August 2021. Relevance: Role of women to address the water crisis of India. Synopsis: Increased women participation in groundwater management will shift the intended objectives from technology to governance, demand… Continue reading Conserving groundwater: Role of women crucial in bringing about significant change

Mapping groundwater sources by CSIR will help to utilise groundwater for drinking purposes: Union Minister

Source: This post is based on the article “Mapping groundwater sources by CSIR” published in PIB on 30th August, 2021. What is the News? The Union Science and Technology Minister has said that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is using the latest technology to map sources of groundwater in arid regions that will… Continue reading Mapping groundwater sources by CSIR will help to utilise groundwater for drinking purposes: Union Minister

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