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This week in India Loud & clear we will talk about the least addressed crisis in India, the water scarcity.
Do you know 163 million Indians do not have access to clean water?
The ways water is prioritized changed dramatically over the years. Industries overrule farmers. Urban claims more water than rural. The rich take from the poor. Lifestyles dominate livelihoods. The scarcity of water is only strengthening these trends.
But a shortage doesn’t always make a crisis. So what does?
It’s the disease India suffers most from...inequality.
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The ‘Heff Khuri’ village of Shopian, Kashmir Valley is a microcosm of the water shortage issues the whole Kashmir is facing now. The villagers over there are dependent on smaller streams for a long time now, for their drinking water.
This is a story of collective will and finding solutions for immediate problems. In this Pindarbari village, Bankura District, West Bengal, all the hand pumps were defunct and the main Submersible Pump was also not working, for three years. The villagers had a hard time collecting water from nearby villages,...