Articles by Akhileshwari Reddy

Akhileshwari Reddy is a Research Fellow at Vidhi, Karnataka. Her main areas of work revolve around the protection of human rights and the environment. She writes regularly for the Down to Earth Magazine and has written for various journals on human rights issues in India.

Bengaluru, predicted to be the fastest growing city in the world for the next 15 years, is already facing an acute water crisis. Its rapid infrastructural expansion has led to an ever-increasing demand for water, and local government bodies haven’t been able to keep up. The BWSSB (Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board), tasked with water supply, still doesn’t cover the 110 surrounding villages that had been merged into the city in 2007. Over the years, private water tanker operators have bridged this gap in water supply, playing a crucial role in the city’s daily life. However, they operate without…

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