Water Crisis

  • Outages, water crisis upset Agra residents August 2, 2014

    It has been a long summer of discontent for residents of Agra with long power blackouts and inadequate water supply. People are wondering what the Narendra Modi government's priorities are. "The Modi government's top priority is bullet and high speed trains, and (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister) Akhilesh Yadav has his eyes...
  • Mumbai hotels, commercial set ups to have 50 per cent water cut July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Sparing residents from further water cuts, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has raised the water cut of hotels and commercial set ups in the city to 50 per cent from Thursday. "To provide relief to small consumers, we have decided to contain the water cuts of the residents...
  • Water crisis in Gujarat: CM Anandi Patel calls high level meeting June 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: To chalk out a comprehensive strategy to cope with water shortage due to a delayed monsoon, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel has called a high level meeting of all officials and ministers on Thursday. "To take stock of the availability of water resources and plan a strategy to cope with...
  • Kejriwal attacks BJP over power cuts in Delhi June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday took on BJP over the water and power problems being faced by the national capital, saying the party had "nexus" with discoms and so it was not solving the issue. "It seems BJP, just like the previous Congress government, has a...
  • DDA to use soil biotechnology to meet water shortage June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has decided to use an innovative 'soil biotechnology', developed by IITBombay, to meet the water requirement in Dwarka area. "The project proposes using soil biotechnology treatment of bioremediated water, sourced from Palam drain. The technology will allow the remediated water from the drain, high in...
  • Water crisis hits Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary June 9, 2014

    The death of at least 10 panthers in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary over last six months has again raised the problem of scarce water in Rajasthan's wildlife parks and sanctuaries. Rajasthan is one of the few states that can boast of two tiger projects, a bird sanctuary and 25 wildlife sanctuaries. These protected...
  • Bangalore faces water scarcity, water tanker mafia rules April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: India's IT capital and the most third important city Bangalore is facing drinking water problem. The rising temperature has almost touched 3738 degree Celsius in Bangalore breaking previous records. The main source of water to the megapolis with a population of over 1 crore, the Cauvery river is also...
  • Water scarcity biggest challenge for Delhi, says Sheila Dikshit August 26, 2013

    Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing the national capital and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps to address the issue are not taken. Speaking at an event organised by industry chamber CII, Dikshit noted that...
  • BJP workers meet commissioner, discuss slew of issues July 27, 2013

    BJP workers on Saturday submitted amemorandum to the Kanpur commissioner over a host of issuesaffecting citydwellers including the problem of undeclaredpower cuts and waterlogging. Led by MLA Salil Bishnoi, BJP workers, met CommissionerMahesh Gupta and also demanded an increase in the number ofseats for intermediate students in the city's degree colleges. "We...
  • Delhi polls: No end to Ambedkar Nagar's water crisis July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In the runup to the Delhi Assembly elections IBN7's campaign 'New Delhi Banao' continues to raise awareness among the people about the state of affairs in their city. IBN7 went to Ambedkar Nagar which is one of the colonies of Delhi where there is a severe water crisis....
  • Delhi Assembly polls: No end to Ambedkar Nagar's water crisis June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In the runup to the Delhi Assembly elections IBN7's campaign 'New Delhi Banao' continues to raise awareness among the people about the state of affairs in their city. IBN7 went to Ambedkar Nagar which is one of the colonies of Delhi where there is a severe water crisis....
  • Patel Nagar faces severe water crisis, parking woes June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: New Delhi's Patel Nagar faces the twin problems of shortage of drinking water and parking. Even though there is massive shortage of water in the area, millions of gallons of drinking water is flowing down the drains. Residents of the area say that a water pipe in the area...
  • Delhi polls: No end to Shahdara's water crisis, sewer woes June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Elections are very close andthe voters of the city want to know how many poll promises have their leaders fulfilled. IBN7 has started a campaign New Delhi Banano (Develop New Delhi) and is trying to raise awareness among the voters. IBN7 went to Shahdara constituency to know...
  • Rajasthan: Many cities get water every 4th day due to shortage June 7, 2013

    Barmer: Scorching heat coupled with water crisis has made life very difficult for people in Rajasthan. In at least 24 many cities and towns of the state including Barmer, Jalore, Makrana, Rajgarh, Balotra water is being supplied only once in four days. In many places including Barmer people are keeping drinking...
  • Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit asks Haryana to release water May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday met Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat over Congressruled Haryana not releasing water to capital through the Munak canal for which Delhi paid Rs 400 crore. "It is very disappointing that we paid for the canal and do not get the water,"...
  • 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...
  • Delhi polls: No end to Shahdara's water, sewer woes May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Elections are very close and the voters of the city want to know how many poll promises have their leaders fulfilled. IBN7 has started a campaign New Delhi Banao (Develop New Delhi) and is trying to raise awareness among the voters. IBN7 went to Shahdara constituency...
  • '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...
  • AAP workers protest at residences of Delhi CM, MLAs May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers on Sunday protested outside residences of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and local MLAs on the issues of rising prices of power and water, and women's safety in the national capital. While demonstrating outside the Chief Minister's residence, some workers were detained and...
  • Delhi water crisis: BJP workers protest at Hooda's residence May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP youth wing workers led by party's Delhi unit president Vijay Goel on Sunday courted arrest while protesting at the residence of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda demanding release of Delhi's share of water allegedly held back by the state. Goel and scores of activists of Bharatiya...
  • Are both Rahul and Modi development models riddled with holes? April 18, 2013

    While nothing much has changed in Amethi despite Rahul Gandhi's numerous visits and promises, in Narendra Modi's vibrant Gujarat, nearly 4,000 villages face an acute water crisis. ...
  • 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 droughtlike situation with no water to drink. People are being forced to dig pits and consume unsafe water. ...
  • Delhi: Fivestar hotels asked to cut down water consumption April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: With water crisis during peak summer months looming large, the Delhi government has asked 35 fivestar hotels to take immediate steps to cut down their consumption and directed them to set up waste water treatment plants. Identifying the fivestar hotels as major guzzlers of water, the government has...
  • FTN: Is it too much to ask for a dry Holi? March 26, 2013

    It's tough to imagine Holi with no water, but that is exactly what Mumbai is aspiring to do this year. An extreme water crisis in the state has prompted various institutions in the city to try and do their bit during this festival. ...
  • All Cong MLAs suspended for a day from Gujarat Assembly March 26, 2013

    Gandhinagar: All the Congress MLAs, who created ruckus in the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday over water crisis facing many parts of the state, were suspended by Speaker Vaju Vala for a day. As soon as the question hour commenced, Leader of Opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela raised the issue of water scarcity...
  • CJs say no to water wastage this Holi March 25, 2013

    This festive season we are looking at saying no to water wastage, will you be playing a waterless Holi? ...
  • Water as vital to national security as defence, UN says March 23, 2013

    Oslo: Stresses on water supplies aggravated by climate change are likely to cause more conflicts and water should be considered as vital to national security as defence, the United Nations report said on Friday. About 145 nations share river basins with their neighbours and need to promote cooperation over a resource...
  • Opposition must co-operate in the budget session, says Chavan March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Opposition must keep their political differences aside and co-operate during the budget session commencing on Monday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. "The debate on drought and other important issues will be held during the session. Therefore, they (opposition) should co-operate," Chavan told reporters. "Due to consecutive droughts...
  • Sharad Pawar's constituency faces severe drought January 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Marathwada region is in the grip of severe drought with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's constituency Madha facing acute water shortage. The ground water level is decreasing, rivers, streams and taps have run dry with even the governmentsupplied water not able to meet the people's requirement. Even though Sharad...
  • AP: Water shortage hits Tirumala again July 19, 2012

    Tirumala: Once again, pilgrims on Tirumala hills were forced to wait in their cottages and guestrooms for many hours due to shortage of water on Wednesday. They had to postpone darshan and tonsuring of heads by a couple of hours for want of bathing water. After a decade, the Tirumala...