water crisis

March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016

Pirojpur in crisis

The people in half of Pirojpur district, according to a report in this paper on February 28, are facing the worst crisis imaginable – lack of safe drinking water.

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

‘Bollywood style demo’ for water supply in Maharashtra

A group of villagers in Maharashtra of India resort to Bollywood actor Dharmendra’s famous way of protest on a tank top in the blockbuster film Sholay to demand releasing water from a dam.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

Patients face water crisis

Patients at Dinajpur Medical College Hospital have been undergoing untold sufferings due to an acute water crisis since the lone water

January 2, 2016
January 2, 2016

Dried up Teesta hits livelihood

“We used to have bumper crops here,” says farmer Mahir Uddin of Char Kalmati village in Lalmonirhat. “The Teesta River used to flow year-round but nowadays there's not enough water in winter for optimal agriculture.”

July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015

Why Delhi buys water on the black market

20 percent of Delhi population have no access to piped water and have to be supplied by water tankers, but difference between demand and supply is over 750 million litres a day.

March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015

Troubled Waters

IN the early 1960s, John F Kennedy said, "Anyone who can solve the problems of water, will be worthy of two Nobel prizes: one for peace and one for sciences" (cited in Likhotal 2013: 86). This statement of Kennedy implies the significance as well as challenges of resolving water problems. In South Asia, water has been constructed as a scarce resource and hence, is considered a source of conflict rather than cooperation.

February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015

Don’t worry over Teesta: Mamata

Visiting West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee says Bangladesh need not worry over Teesta water-sharing deal and the issue will be resolved soon

February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015

Pakistan braces for a water crisis

Energy-starved Pakistanis, their economy battered by chronic fuel and electricity shortages, may soon have to contend with a new resource crisis: major water shortages, the Pakistani government warned this week.

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