Floods are an annual phenomenon in Assam. They are as integral to the state as the Brahmaputra River is, and each monsoon, we are reminded that Assam exists (or is drowning). As I write this piece, Assam is slowly recovering from the first wave of flood this monsoon.
Southwest monsoon claims 227 lives
P Sainath has been documenting stories from rural India for over three decades now.
Government to 3D map aquifers in all villages
In popular imagination, steeped in consumer culture, the hills are exotic and aesthetically sublime places to find solace away from busy urban life. This kind of imagination conveniently ignores and de-contextualizes the hills and the problems they face today. The Himalayas, often known as the Water Tower of Asia, are revered because many of the world's important rivers originate from them.
Cabinet approves Dibang hydel project in Arunachal Pradesh
Large dams, back in the game?
A Future Earth Conference
Opening new frontiers in water system diagnostics and innovative solutions to mitigate the 21st-century global water crisis
Government cuts budget for Jal Shakti Ministry by 9.4 percent; increases funds for rural drinking water mission