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The Sacred Waters of a Tanker

Maharashtra’s water crisis continues even if media coverage of it dries up with the onset of the rains

Rampant deforestation, extensive damming of the rivers, huge diversions of water for industrial projects and even elite resorts can be seen across the state. All these underlie Maharashtra’s terrible water crisis. They won’t get washed away by the monsoon, even if media coverage of it dries up with the onset of the rains.

This article was first published on the People's Archive of Rural India website

He stood poised at the edge of the Ramkunda, in prayer-like posture at this ancient bathing ghat, perhaps the holiest spot on the river Godavari. Then he went down on his haunches and bathedin the sacred waters of a tanker. 

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