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Mad Max 2020: Can Indian cities avoid running dry with smart metering?

In a few short months, over 20 Indian cities would have run out of groundwater. This hits new townships and high-rises without municipal water lines and dried-up borewells the hardest. They’ve turned to smart meter services like Smarter Homes and WeGoT in the hope that measuring consumption now, will lead to a more water secure future. But the investment comes with a huge price tag

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Every year, you read about droughts, water shortage, human suffering due to dry summers. But, so far, it has been a cycle. This time though, India is hitting Day Zero. By 2020, government think-tank Niti Aayog estimates, India’s water crisis will be a full-blown pandemic: at least 21 Indian cities will completely run out of…

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