I grew up in Tamil Nadu, south India. It was a dry area, but a good well supplied our house and a few other houses around us. Then one year a farmer nearby installed a deeper well with an electric pump, and our well ran dry.
In an unfortunate irony, farmers in Bihar—a water-rich state in northern India—have been grappling with frequent droughts since 2009. Bihar has an annual groundwater availability of more than 26 billion cubic meters; however, due to poor electricity supply and the high cost of diesel, farmers are unable to capitalize on this resource and fuel theirRead more