December 13, 2016

Water Crisis in India

According to Economist, 330m people in India, around a quarter of the population, are facing acute water shortages after two successive dry years. Ground water levels in Telangana have plummeted to deplorable levels.

Acute drinking water shortage due to drastic fall in water levels in major reservoirs, continuing crisis in agriculture and a harsh summer have made this the worst ever drought in Telangana.

Reeling under a second successive drought, the country’s youngest state is facing a water crisis, with scarcity hitting not just the villages and towns but even the capital Hyderabad, an information technology hub.