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Drinking Water Scarcity


The silent invasion

‘Only minral water availabale (sic)’ -- where in India can you see such a sign? Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi? Or even Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad? Sorry, this was in a hotel in Jhabua, the district capital of the tribal district of Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh. I asked the hotel manager, a school drop-out tribal, why he had put up this sign. He said that most of the customers demanded bottled water.

Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures

CSE has developed a paper titled ‘Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures in India’, as a part of its work as Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development.

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CSE has developed a paper titled ‘Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures’, as a part of its work as Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development.

Their own suppliers

Thirty-something Gulab Kunju remembers the days when she would drink milk to quench thirst because drinking water was scarce. Her village Dhaurada had three hand pumps to meet the needs of more than 120 families settled in four hamlets. Each day she would make several trips to the nearest hand pump on the outskirts of her hamlet.

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