Indian state's 'secret' for fighting drought
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Medieval aqueducts fight drought in Indian state

For the past five years, many parts of southern India have been hit by drought. Rivers have been drying up and urbanisation is threatening traditional sources of water.

But, as Sanjoy Majumder discovers, one area in Karnataka has managed to overcome the dry spell by turning back the clock, seeking inspiration from medieval kingdoms using techniques developed in ancient Persia.

  • 06 Jun 2017
  • From the section Asia