India must take action before it runs dry3 min read . Updated: 09 Jun 2018, 02:46 PM IST
Failure to manage agricultural and personal water use has led India to the brink of a crisis
Rudyard Kipling once described Shimla as a “centre of power and pleasure". The power faded with the Raj. Now, pleasure is at a premium. Shimla is struggling with a water crisis that is an echo of Cape Town’s distress earlier this year. It has run out of municipal drinking water supply during peak tourist season. Citizens are being forced to queue up to collect water from tankers. Schools have been shut down for 10 days. This crisis is a reflection of a wider problem confronting India.
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