Water Shortage

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi expresses concern over depletion of water resources August 17, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday expressed grave concern over growing water shortage and said unless there was 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage there could not be adequate rainfall. "Studies suggest that unless we have in between 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage adequate rainfall would...
  • UP: As North India burns under the heat, power cuts add to woes May 31, 2013

    Kanpur: As north India burns under the heat wave, citizens in Uttar Pradesh are finding it tougher to battle the heat with constant power cuts. Uttar Pradesh is facing power outage of upto 12 hours a day. People say the power cuts are causing water shortage too and that domestic...
  • Bangalore faces an acute water shortage with the KRS Dam drying up May 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore is facing one of its worst water crisis ever. The city's primary source, the KRS Dam, has water supply for just two more weeks. But ironically those living near the dam have been waterless for days now. It's been a tough summer for Sudha Bose. The taps at home...
  • 'Goa hospital faces water shortage because of stolen taps' May 22, 2013

    Panaji: The Goa Medical College (GMC), the state's top health facility, regularly faces water shortage because people steal taps installed in the hospital premises, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. The water shortage is putting patients and their kin to hardships, especially during the scorching summer season. "The reason why...
  • Bangalore has water only for the next 15 to 18 days, warn officials May 20, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore is fearing an acute water shortage in days to come. Municipal officials have warned that the city has water only for the next 15 to 18 days. Already residents like Hiral Dhilla, from Rajajinagar are forced to buy water from tankers nearly six times a month. This mother...
  • Citizen Journalist Show: Resident exposes water scarcity in Bangalore April 20, 2013

    Sunithi Jayakumar becomes a Citizen Journalist to expose how 30% borewells have run dry in Bangalore and residents are being forced to spend money to buy water tankers to meet the shortage. ...
  • In Modi's vibrant Gujarat, 4,000 villages face acute water crisis April 18, 2013

    Nearly 4,000 villages in Sami in north Gujarat face a drought-like situation with no water to drink. People are being forced to dig pits and consume unsafe water. ...
  • Water shortage plagues Gujarat even before peak summer sets in April 13, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Through this summer, CNN-IBN will focus on the acute water shortage that is gripping large parts of the country. In areas like North Gujarat, where those who were promised water from the Narmada canals are still waiting for relief. Even as Chief Minister Narendra Modi talks of his Gujarat model...
  • Maharashtra: No water shortage at IPL venues, says NCP April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: While Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vinod Tawde has objected to the use of water for stadiums during the Indian premier League, the Nationalist Congress Party has backed the matches. NCP backed the IPL saying that Mumbai and Pune, where the matches will be held, face no water shortage. "We...
  • MNS is simply playing to the gallery: Darryl D'monte March 26, 2013

    Is Maharashtra's drought a man made calamity? Environmentalist Darryl D'monte joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Why have so many NGOs which are into environment can't speak against rapid industrialisation or they are for corporate interest only. Asked by: Hitesh ...
  • Gujarat: Saurashtra faces acute water shortage March 19, 2013

    Amreli (Gujarat): Lack of water in Gujarat's Saurashtra region has forced people to pay more for water than what they earn in a day. It has been over a week since residents of Bhatarwadi locality in Amreli have had water. Setting off with vessels in search of water has become a...
  • Maharashtra: Taps run dry in Jalna, govt water tankers nowhere in sight March 12, 2013

    Jalna: Armed with jerry cans, pots and pipes, they come on bicycles, autos, and motorcycles. For hundreds of families in Jalna's Yashwantnagar, a leak in the Shahgad-Jalna pipeline is their only source of water. The taps in Jalna ran dry weeks ago, and as desperation set in, locals took matters...
  • Delhi government planning to commission Munak Canal March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said the government was planning to commission Munak Canal and make fully functional three major water treatment plants which will help in overcoming the water shortage problem in the city. "We will be able to make fully functional three major water treatment...
  • Gujarat: Fight for water now a way of life for Amreli residents March 5, 2013

    Amreli: With chronic drought and chronic water shortage, the fight for water has become a way of life in Amreli Saurashtra. CNN-IBN travelled there to find out why the promise of drinking and irrigation water from the Narmada dam remains just another dry promise. Setting off with vessels in search...
  • Cauvery water dispute: SC to hear TN's plea September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu's plea for water from the Cauvery is all set to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday. The plea has sought a direction to Karnataka from the apex court to release 2 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) of water from the river to the...
  • Monsoon seen deficient in 2012: met office August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: India's monsoon rains are now expected to be deficient in 2012, the weather office said on Thursday, signalling the first drought in three years as the El Nino weather pattern should reduce rains in the second half of the June to September season. The India Meteoroglogical Department (IMD) was...
  • DJB looks to recycling to tackle water shortage June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Wednesday entered into an agreement with two companies from Singapore for technical support and implementation of the programme to meet the growing demand of water in New Delhi. "Delhi Jal Board signed an agreement with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise and Temasek Foundation for a...
  • Water crisis: Delhi pins hopes on Haryana June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: As Delhi faces a severe water shortage, the opposition BJP is making it a major political issue. And an exasperated Chief Minister is groping for answers. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, "There is shortage of water in some areas. Secretary, Water Resources, Chief Secretary, Delhi and Chief...
  • Delhi, Haryana fail to solve water-sharing discord June 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid severe water shortage in the city, Chief Ministers of Delhi and Haryana met in New Delhi on Modnay to resolve the water-sharing dispute but failed to end the deadlock with both sides sticking to their respective positions. The two chief ministers Sheila Dikshit and Bhupinder Singh Hooda held...
  • Water shortage: Delhi, Haryana CM to meet today June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: With Delhi reeling under severe water shortage due to cut in raw water supply by Haryana, the Prime Minister's office has asked chief ministers of both states to resolve the issue amicably. "The Prime Minister's Office has asked both the Chief Minister's to resolve the issue amicably through...
  • T'puram: Acute water shortage at Technopark March 5, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The water tank standing tall at Technopark is an iconic structure, but it has something more to say. The techies here have been facing acute water shortage for the past three days. Summer has become a tough time for techies as there is not enough drinking water in the...
  • Mumbai braces for 3-day water shortage January 10, 2011

    Mumbai: South and Western suburbs of the city will face 10-100% water cuts starting on Monday. BMC is expected to begin work on replacing three main pipelines running between Bhandup and Matunga with a tunnel, causing these cuts. After the tunnel is installed, civic officials say that the water supply in...
  • Gurgaon facing acute water shortage May 10, 2010

    There may be a real estate boom but residents and urban planners are struggling with acute problems. ...
  • Mumbai faces brunt of water shortage April 15, 2010

    Mumbai: The Lokhandwala area in the western suburb of Andheri is known for its upper middle-class neighbourhood but the thirst for water cuts across classes, proving to be a great leveler. “It gets so embarrassing when we have guests. This was something that only used to happen in slums. We’ve...
  • Mumbai's Gudi padwa started with 35pc water cut March 16, 2010

    Thousands of litres of water wasted when a water pipeline - 6 feet in diameter - in Bhiwandi split wide open. ...
  • High-voltage drama: Blame game over Delhi power crisis June 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The National Capital has been witnessing high-voltage drama over power shortage. The prolonged outages have sparked an outrage among Delhiites. Facing the worst crisis ever, Delhi has been faced with an average daily shortfall of 500 MW in June - that is a 10 per cent deficit. The...
  • Power crisis force Punjab to change office timings June 29, 2009

    Chandigarh: The heat wave and the resulting power crisis have forced Punjab to change the timings of government offices - where use of air-conditioners (ACs) is already banned - and order early closure of shops and malls. Punjab's council of ministers approved the "harsh steps" recommended by the Punjab State Electricity...
  • Rain Gods smile: Monsoon in Bihar, heading North June 29, 2009

    New Delhi/Ranchi/Chandigarh/Patna/Mohali: The rain Gods smiled a little on Sunday, as the much delayed monsoon finally hit Bihar - an indicator that the rain-laden clouds were moving further North. The Capital saw a whiff of change in sweltering weather with an afternoon drizzle. But the people's angry protests continued as...
  • More bad hot days ahead for North India June 29, 2009

    New Delhi: No immediate relief in sight to the power crisis in the North. The Tehri Dam, one of the biggest hydropower dams in the country is currently operating at just one fourth of last years’ capacity. The water level is just 2.50 meter above minimum. The other dams...
  • Delhi reels under power, water shortage June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Scorching heat, delayed monsoons and frequent power cuts, many most of the families in Delhi are facing these problems this summer. “We have to resort to generators and allocate a separate budget for diesel every month,” says a resident of Chittranjan Park, Naresh. The demand for electricity has...