India’s water resource situation is in stress. The solution to this problem is careful management and preservation of this priceless resource, and assurance of its
Category: Water Management
by Shruti Bansal Climate-induced disasters, e.g., floods, droughts, forest fires, and heatwaves, are responsible for about 25% of agricultural productivity loss today. Furthermore, the increasing
by Tanmay Pisolkar The state of Maharashtra has a wide range of rainfall patterns, ranging from 6000mm to 500mm. With 82 percent of the rural
In Maharashtra, water scarcity has emerged as the crisis of our times. In many of the worst affected districts it has become a public order issue and the state authorities devote vast resources for providing drinking water. While consecutive droughts are the proximate cause of the crisis, the widespread unregulated exploitation of groundwater is a major underlying cause. While Maharashtra has attempted to regulate groundwater through legislation, implementation of the same remains a challenge. This post takes a look at the challenges for managing groundwater resources at the local level and how aspects of legislation and policy unfold on the ground.