Latur Water Crisis – A haiku

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Latur water crisis

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sweet profits reaped

from thirsty sugarcane farms

cost bitter tears!


As Latur  faces its worst water crisis in four decades, experts attribute it to excessive sugarcane farming. Supposed to be a water guzzling crop, sugarcane requires a lot of water, which has resulted in the depletion of ground water in the drought affected regions of Maharashtra.

Read the complete article on Indian express

A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.




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