What comes to your mind when you hear of Uttarakhand? A land with snow clad peaks and glaciers. Mighty rivers like the Ganges originate from this state. It quenches the thirst of millions in the northern plains of India. For an outsider, Devbhumi is nothing other than a land of prosperity. But for the people of Uttarakhand, it is a parched land of stagnation and agony. Most will not believe that the state is facing an acute water shortage. According to a 2018 NITI Aayog report, approximately 50 percent of the mountain springs in India’s Himalayan region, which also includes Uttarakhand, are drying up.