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Last Drop

A series on water scarcity in India

A girl carries a metal pitcher filled with water through a field in Latur.  

The Hindu explored the multi-faceted crisis of water scarcity that gripped India in the summer of 2016, through a daily series titled ‘Last Drop’. The series sought to give our readers a comprehensive understanding of six critical themes underpinning the scarcity question.

For each theme the series outlined the contours of the crisis at a national level; it also supplied grassroots context, telling compelling stories from villages across the country, to illustrate the hard realities that millions of water-starved rural poor live with daily.

In This Series
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