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,

Coastal water conservation authority

The Netravathi Rakshana Samyukta Samiti on Sunday urged the government to immediately set up Coastal Water Conservation Authority and draw up permanent drinking water and irrigation project plans for the coastal region. Speaking to presspersons here, samiti member and former bureaucrat V.V. Bhat said the authority should have backup from the