Interplay of Politics and the Water/Energy Nexus

"New Delhi is experiencing its hottest temperatures in 62 years, according to Reuters . Theheatwave has created blackouts, mandatory power cuts, and water shortages, prompting several members of Congress to hold the city's chief secretary in his office until he agrees to address the problems in a meaningful way, the Times of India reported.

A developing El Nino is expected topush monsoon rainfall below average in India, threatening the country's large proportion of rain-fed agriculture as well as water supplies for irrigation, Bloomberg News reported. A drought could have political consequences by increasing inflation for food commodities."

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