A boy searches for mud crabs and snakehead fish on the parched bed of Chembarambakkam lake in Chennai on May 21. Water levels in the four main reservoirs in Chennai has fallen to one of its lowest levels in 70 years, according to Indian media reports. Photo: AFP
Jairaj Devadiga
Opinion

Opinion

Jairaj Devadiga

India’s worst-ever water shortage, and the corruption surrounding it, can be addressed through privatisation

  • The current water distribution system in India encourages waste by officials and the rich and shortages for the poor. Under a private system, lost water would equal lost money

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A boy searches for mud crabs and snakehead fish on the parched bed of Chembarambakkam lake in Chennai on May 21. Water levels in the four main reservoirs in Chennai has fallen to one of its lowest levels in 70 years, according to Indian media reports. Photo: AFP
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