A Nation Running Dry: Is the Reality Sinking Too Late?

Over 26 years ago, Anupam Mishra wrote the book “Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talab”/ ”The Lakes Are Still Alive”, highlighting the grave water crisis of the time, forewarning the lurking challenges of future but most importantly providing conventional and traditional Indian methods of saving our water reservoirs and rivers. Today, efforts of many organizations through various programs, including the Jal Shakti Abhiyan of the present day Govt are making a start in the direction of water conservation. But how late are we and how grave is the threat?