Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 7 May 16,Making lives miserable
The article about the armed guards at India’s dams, as drought leaves farmers dry, was a good read. This is the first time India is facing such acute water shortage in many places, and farmers are the most affected. In certain places where little water is available, men with guns are guarding the area, to prevent the theft of water. Now, the time has come for the Indian government to plan a fruitful strategy to avert water shortages in the future. Today, water has become more precious than money. Climate change and the lack of anticipatory plans from the state and central governments of India have made people’s lives miserable.
From Mr K. Ragavan