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In Kutch, a dry region within Gujarat, fresh water is scarce and endangered by industrial pollution. Nevil Zaveri/Flickr

Despite efforts, clean water is scarce in India’s industrial Gujarat state

India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat state, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
Narendra Modi’s campaign tactic was to promise he could replicate Gujarat’s success across all of India. EPA/Money Sharma

Should India really follow Modi’s ‘Gujarat model’?

India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, won in a landslide off the back of a campaign that very much focused not only on his personality, but also on his success as Gujarat’s chief minister for more…
Not all that he seems. Modi supporters in Vadodara, India. Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Modi’s reputation for governance miracles is built on shaky ground

It seems highly likely that Narendra Modi will be the next elected prime minister of India. One reason for that has been a well-orchestrated campaign to represent Modi as some kind of legislative miracle…

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