India’s Water Woes, in Five Charts

On April 11, a goods train left for Latur from Miraj in western Maharashtra, carrying 2.7 million litres of water for the parched city. Another load is expected to reach Latur on April 15. The drastic measure was initiated following a declaration of drought in the agrarian Marathwada region of the state,

A wakeup call for urban planners in North India

Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 2 Climate change or otherwise, rain-ravaged Chennai is a wakeup call for urban planners in all cities, including Delhi, Chandigarh and those located in Punjab and Haryana, especially in the wake of anticipated increase in extreme rain events in the country. While the frequency of extreme