Drought

Maharashtra is particularly vulnerable to drought with around 40% of the state drought-prone. (PTI)
Studies warn what we call a seasonal drought is, in fact, a full-blown water crisis, accentuated by poor planning. Groundwater and sand extraction from river beds and basins has turned unsustainable, say many government and independent studies. (Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)

A wish list on water from parched India

10 min read . 11 Jun 2019