Natural Resources

Price on water

Print edition : May 31, 2013

Water that has leaked out of a Kerala Water Authority pipeline is the 'source' of drinking water for this family near Thiruvallam in Thiruvananthapuram. The government's latest order does not mention supplying water to the housing colonies and small communities. Photo: S.Gopakumar

The Malampuzha dam in Palakkad district, the lifeline of the State's rice bowl. Water from the 57-year-old dam was an essential part of the previous UDF government's privatisation plan. Photo: K. K. Mustafah

The UDF government in Kerala proposes yet again to allow private companies to exploit public water resources for private profit.
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