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Type: Journal article
Title: Pushing back Delhi's 'Day Zero': Centralised efforts needed for rainwater harvesting
Author: Drew, G.R.
Citation: Economic and Political Weekly: a journal of current economic and political affairs, 2019; 54(43):1-9
Publisher: Sameeksha Trust
Issue Date: 2019
ISSN: 0012-9976
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Georgina Drew
Abstract: To prevent a water crisis in New Delhi, city dwellers are being asked to take up the socially responsible act of catching rain where it falls, known as rainwater harvesting. Just how viable, however, are individual and household efforts for addressing the water challenges on the horizon? Drawing from a selection of documents and interviews, the article contends that several disincentives deter people from acting on the clarion call of household-level rainwater harvesting. The observations shift the onus of responsibility back onto the centralised water system and the municipal agencies charged with water management.
Rights: Copyright 2019 Economic and Political Weekly
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