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In Bhadrak, as we toured several villages collecting pre-intervention case studies for the international NGO WaterAid, said the author

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WaterAid report pointed out that India accounts for almost one-fourth of the total groundwater extracted globally

Geetanjali Krishna
Some time ago, Hindustan Unilever’s #startalittlegood initiative released a short film, The Shower. A plush rain shower in a glass cubicle, the sort many of us have or aspire to have in our loos, mysteriously appears in a water-starved village. A farmer is startled when he accidentally turns it on. He drinks to his heart’s content. A woman and a bunch of children follow. All of them drink that water. In the time it takes for an average bloke in the city to have a shower, half the village is able to slake their thirst. The yawning disparity in access
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First Published: May 31 2019 | 8:19 PM IST

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