The Ground Reality


How various states in India are tackling their groundwater woes to ensure a year-round supply of water for consumption and irrigation.

To the fields, Dewas farmers load pipes, used to transfer water
from the farm ponds to the fields, on a cart. Photo by Yasir Iqbal

Parched earth

India is undergoing the worst water crisis in its history. Its critical groundwater resources, which account for 40% of our water supply, are being depleted at unsustainable rates.

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