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Water scarcity, like climate change, is real. The sooner we accept it, the better for our planet.
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Will a normal monsoon wash away the drought that has impacted 330 million people? Would it ensure there would be no drought in the future?
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Segregation at source should be at the heart of municipalities' solid waste management system.
An Indian farmer looks towards the sky, while standing amidst his drought-stricken crop near Patiala in the northern state of Punjab July 17, 2002. A delay in the arrival of India's monsoon in some parts of the country has raised fears of drought in some areas, which analysts say could stifle recovery. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE - RTX147AB

As India experiences severe droughts, communities that never suffered water crisis in the past are starting to feel the horror of the situation.

अजनर की लगभग तीन चौथाई आबादी को टैंकर का पानी नसीब नहीं हो रहा है। जिनमें से अधिकतर आबादी दलित लोगों की है।
Workers carry a damaged photovoltaic panel inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India, July 2, 2015. India's $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector. REUTERS/Amit Dave - RTX1IR4N

This could well be the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era in India as it starts a march toward sustainable development.
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In a bid to provide relief to households in drought-hit areas, SC directed the Centre to release funds to states for providing jobs and wages under MGNREGA.

Multinational companies like Johnson & Johnson and The Body Shop have announced that they have stopped using micro-beads as exfoliants in their products.
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The Tamil Nadu government's focus on sand and stone mining sector despite various implications associated with it is quite perplexing.
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Drought severely affects the well-being of children in terms of their health, education and protection.
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As they read news reports about the deteriorating conditions in Delhi, they decided to use their interest in technology, to be the change.
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Jadav Payeng from Majuli has built something of great value for the people of this tiny river island in Assam.

Villages in Maharashtra's Nanded district are facing a severe water crisis. Wells are drying up, and cultivation is suffering.
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There's been a leap in the numbers of leopards in Jawai through the efforts of the local community, but trouble brews in paradise.

The government has been trying to supply water via tankers to the affected towns, but their efforts are not up to the mark.

If only the Government would take initiatives to implement better resources and manpower to combat tragedies like the Uttarakhand forest fires.

From the data they offered, the number of newly planted trees were comparatively much less as compared to the number of trees they had cut.
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According to Satyarthi, funds under corporate social responsibility are not properly utilised and the money can be diverted to rehabilitate children.
A vendor uses an umbrella as he tries to gather potatoes during a heavy rain shower at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India, August 11, 2015. India has received 6 percent lower rainfall than usual, but in some areas rainfall deficit is as high as 57 percent, India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed. REUTERS/Ajay Verma - RTX1NW4D

Water withdrawal from groundwater sources has increased five folds since 1950 and is expected to double in the next decade.

Most Indian conflicts listed in the EJAtlas appear to be a consequence of the country's expanding economy.
Actress Emma Watson arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX2CJ6D

Celebrities are often known to make bold statements with their choice of outfits at public events. So did Emma Watson at the Met Gala.

With 65 million tonnes of waste produced every year, India stands third, after China and US, in the world. Where's the silver lining to this dark cloud?

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