Three years since the launch of Nal Jal Yojna in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhilwar village, 355 families are still accessing water from one tap.
A solar irrigation entrepreneurship project in Bihar has brought back the summer crop, reduced input costs and made agriculture in a drought-hit region sustainable.
The central government provides subsidies for micro-irrigation facilities, but the subsidy is not enough in the face of rising debt and the lack of awareness.
As the Odisha Mining Corporation diverts water resources for its iron ore mines, local communities face a drought-like situation.
Some of the richest tea gardens in the country cannot even assure clean drinking water to their employees, the local government is doing nothing either.
Village goes without water supply for half a month, residents forced to draw water from nearby BSF camp or consume unsafe pond water. “India got its freedom in 1947, but we have no water even now”, says a visibly angry Ajit Soren, a resident of a West Bengal village. His...