Three days in a row, people in the Taj city were facing an acute drinking water crisis, raising tempers all around.
Water supply to the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Latur district has been stopped due to insufficient reserves in the Manjara dam and other resources after poor rainfall this monsoon on Wednesday.
Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi read out a statement in the assembly in this regard, after opposition BJP and Congress members expressed fear of a drought due to scanty rainfall across the state.
A train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrived in Chennai, which has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months, officials said on Friday.
Bihar water crisis: On the directive of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Bihar legislature is holding a special debate on the state's water crisis on July 13. The debate will be jointly attended by the ruling party and Opposition members of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council in the central hall of the Assembly.
Water woes have been further compounded by the caste woes emerging in the times of water scarcity. Water tankers are being sent to upper caste settlements, conveniently sidestepping the Dalit villages.
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Everyone must come together to battle the water crisis in the country or it will be too late, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said on Monday.
Groundwater level of the 6,584 block, mandal, tehsil level units assessed by the Central Groundwater Board reveal that 4,520 units fall under the "safe category", according to the data shared by the government in Lok Sabha last week.
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Justice N Anand Venkatesh made the observation on Friday while directing the Chennai Commissioner of Police to permit Arappor Iyakkam, an NGO, to hold a demonstration highlighting the present water crisis in the city and the causes for it on June 30 near Valluvarkottam here.
Northern India has registered a critical fall in groundwater levels ranging between 75 and 85 per cent, according to a monitoring report by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB).
In an ominous statement, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday warned of an impending water crisis looming over the country's commercial capital owing to delayed monsoon.
The government would also undertake and promote steps for water conservation and curbing extraction of underground water, which is depleting the water table and is a matter of concern, Gajendra Shekhawat said.
As many as 255 officers, including additional and joint secretaries, have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the country to plan ways to conserve the natural resource.
In September 2016, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his then Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu had met in the national capital for a meeting convened by then Union water resources minister Uma Bharti on Krishna and Godavari river water related issues and various projects on them.
Leading a protest here demanding a solution to Chennai's water crisis, Stalin said the government did not take action when the lakes supplying water to the city started drying.
The water crisis in Chennai has even forced the employees at several IT companies in the state to work from home, which would, in turn, reduce the bathroom usage in offices.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's officer on Thursday said that their offer to send 20 lakh litres of drinking water to parched Tamil Nadu was turned down by the neighbouring state.