Water Resources

Water crisis: In the lead up to a summer of disputes

April 8th, 2016|Categories: Hindustan Times, Newspaper|Tags: |

On March 13, NTPC’s 2,100 MW Farakka Super Thermal Power Station in West Bengal had to stop generation, given a declining availability of cooling water from the Farakka feeder canal. This hit power supply in five states, affecting 38,000 households, while leaving the town of Farakka without potable water. On the Ganga, ferries were suspended,

India in Deep Waters

October 28th, 2014|Categories: Deccan Chronicle, Newspaper, The Asian Age|Tags: |

India is a reluctant urbaniser. The Indian city is chaotic, unclean and unsafe. Lothal, Pataliputra and Ujjain were once cosmopolitan centres, planned around commerce and geography. Bad planning and governance scarred our cities, with the middle class driven away by rigid ideology, massive migration and industrial tension. Urban planning remains a farce. We face a