30 May An edit page blog by ms. Nilekeni and cowriter was sported with a catchy title….regarding the vitalising of India aquifers to prevent water starvation in future, both near and far. But the trouble with aquifers is the recharge happens only through surface water, either by rain or by snow melt. However, one thing I know is that intensive farming expanding farming are two important drivers of aquifer exhaustion. A nasa data collected by the pair of satellites, named as grace, and analysis boldly reports that among the worlds ten largest aquifers, including India’s Ganges plain aquifer, none reported rising of water table, an ominous finding. There is a steady decline of water table by one mm annually in Ganga plain aquifer, and might seem trivial for the non specialist. But a dangerous trend. With climate change stamp on it, the future is bleak for conventional farming in India. Time is ripe for scientific farming, irrigation like s I r and g m crops, if all the homes in the country are to be provided with a meal or two on regular basis. The future looks dangerously alarming with the preparedness of policy makers vis a vis climate change….India will have to help itself with strategies for winning over climate change. Some money may come from rich donors with charity in mind. But designs will not be delivered but locally made ….