Issue Date: Aug 15, 1999
Every summer discussions in Delhi revolve around one word -- water or rather the lack of it. Citizens, almost unfailingly, lash out at the incompetence of the government to provide clean, potable water. The government, religiously, promises the sky. While charges and counter-charges are traded, concrete steps are put to the backburner. Now, experts are proposing sustainable systems like rainwater harvesting to mitigate this problem.