According to a report of Central Ground Water Board 2017, as many as 256 out of 700 districts have reported critical and over-exploited groundwater levels. India constitutes 16 per cent of the world population, but the country has access to only four per cent of the world’s freshwater, and that’s quite alarming. The recent case got us asking – Vikas Kahan hai Is Desh mai? More than 70 years of Independence, Political parties and political leaders have come into power time and again, but they have simply failed to provide basic needs to their people. This incident deserves national attention and we should discuss it actively.