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 groundwater. Just to put that into perspective, the deadline is now a few short months away.
Some are trying to find a solution. On short notice.
Vivek Shukla has just driven back to Bengaluru from Chennai, where he had a string of meetings—from dawn to dusk—with irate apartment owners and resident welfare associations (RWAs).