Freshwater Trail: Thar Desert

Arati Kumar-Rao

People of the Thar desert who live with the cycle of seasons find ways of feeding thousands of people without irrigation. The Indian government, however, calls 68% of the deep Thar a "wasteland," and has plans to "better utilize" it. Actions born of this new lexicon threaten to destroy livelihoods and a whole ecosystem. These stories are part of an ongoing series that traces the changing fates of the desert grassland commons

The Water Culture Of The Deep Thar

A district in Rajasthan remembers old secrets to survival in the Thar Desert

The Trail Thus Far ...