Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
After the 1999 monsoon failed in several areas of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, there is a serious drought. Summer is a good four months away, and already there are reports of riots and deaths over water. But several villages are well equipped to face the water scarcity. While travelling through the region, a Down To Earth reporter found that the villages that have built water harvesting structures do not have a drinking water problem, and some even have enough for irrigation
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