D(r)ying Rivers of India

By Zohra Calcuttawala

Take a virtual tour across India to see how once mighty rivers are becoming like intermittent streams which run dry parts of the year and are in flood at other times. This is due to a combination of dam-building, deforestation, and groundwater depletion. https://arcg.is/0iXr9v

Dry river bed of Yamuna. (PC: Burhan Kinu/HT photos)


( Zohra Calcuttawala, Ph.D,is an AID volunteer with the Environmental Cell and is a broadly trained human geographer whose myriad interests converge on the question of securing sustained justice for people and for the environment with a focus on the Indian sub-continent.)

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