Rajendra Singh

Unsung sentinels

Their attractive apparel often bearing a close resemblance to police uniforms is a mere euphemism for their low-status occupation on barely subsistence wages.

‘Linking of rivers will be disastrous’

Singh was conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay award in 2001 and the Stockholm Water Prize, dubbed as the ‘Nobel Prize for Water’, in 2015 for his decentralised, community-oriented model of water conservation, recharging underground water bodies and reviving dead rivers. He spoke to SANJEEV KUMAR on a range of waterrelated issues.

Drama over GD Agarwal’s body

Water conservationist and environmentalist Rajendra Singh, popularly known as waterman of India, and Uttarakhand Congress vice president Jot Singh sat on a dharna after the AIIMS authorities refused the demand for keeping the body for public display.