Water Supply

  • RLD chief Ajit Singh's supporters threaten to cut off water supply to Delhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a show of muscle power by RLD chief and former union minister Ajit Singh, his supporters on Thursday threatened to stop water supply to Delhi. Following this, a protest led by Ajit Singh and his supporters turned violent at Gang Nahar near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Protestors pelted...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mumbai: MCGM disconnects electronic meters, water, gas supply to Campa Cola flats June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After a three-day standoff, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai officials have disconnected power and gas supply at some of the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Mumbai. The MCGM's Deputy Municipal Commissioner has said that 55 electronic meters in the compound have been disconnected. Water connection...
  • Mumbai: BMC disconnects power supply to Campa Cola Society June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: As scheduled, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials reached the Campa Cola Society on Monday morning and as promised, the residents let them enter the complex after a stand off of over three days. The BMC officials disconnected power supply to the illegal flats as part of the eviction process. They...
  • Jharkhand government directs authorities to supply water to slum areas of Jamshedpur May 31, 2014

    Jharkhand government has directed authorities to supply potable water to slum areas in the city. Jharkhand chief secretary had recently issued a directive asking Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) to provide water supply in non-command areas under Jugsalai, Mango and Jamshedpur Notified Area Committees. Following the move, a senior BJP leader...
  • Uttarakhand government signs agreement of loan with World Bank worth $310.2 mn May 30, 2014

    The government on Friday signed agreements with the World Bank for loans worth USD 310.2 million for funding development programmes in Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. These programmes include watershed development, rural water supply and sanitation in these two states. The agreements include loan of USD 165 million for Maharashtra rural water supply and...
  • Water, power cuts in areas where NCP-Congress didn't get votes: BJP May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of indulging in "vendetta politics" by cutting off water/power supply to the areas where the ruling alliance did not get votes. "The Congress-NCP government should stop this demonic behaviour and remember that they have to face Assembly polls in four months,"...
  • Delhi: 6 DJB engineers suspended for no water supply to night shelters May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Six engineers of Delhi Jal Board were on Monday suspended after it was found that water supply to night shelters for homeless people was not made available in their areas. Officials said that six Junior Engineers and Assistant Engineers have been placed under suspension and show-cause notices have...
  • CJ Mushtaq highlights lack of safe drinking water supply in Srinagar March 24, 2014

    CJ Mushtaq Khan highlights the condition of unhygienic drinking water supply in the heart of Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir. The area called Telbal is a short distance from CM Omar Abdullah's residence, Says CJ. In the absence of clean driking water supply, the residents are forced to fetch...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants new models to get private partners for water supply March 23, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that new and innovative models shall be developed to attract private partners in water supply distribution and maintenance across the state. "Rain water harvesting and recharge of groundwater sources shall be implemented, and be made mandatory for all agencies in MP," Chouhan...
  • Water supply in Agra may be suspended, warn civic authorities February 20, 2014

    Civic authorities in Agra have warned that water supply in the city could be suspended in view of Yamuna river's already high pollution reaching levels much beyond treatment. Both Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya and MP Ram Shankar Katheria on Thursday threatened to sit on a 'dharna' to highlight the poor...
  • Taj city residents complain of contaminated water supply February 3, 2014

    The Taj city has been battling a water crisis with supply hit since the last 10 days and whatever quantity trickling in into homes highly contaminated, say people. Officials on Monday however said the situation was set to improve in the next two days. Complaining that the water supplied from the...
  • AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya slapped by woman over water supply problem February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was slapped by a woman in Delhi on Sunday over water supply problem. The incident took place when Dinesh, MLA from Sangam Vihar, went to meet the people of the area. The MLA and people got into verbal altercation after which a woman...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal holds review meeting as AAP completes one month January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As the AAP government completed one month in office on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting of all the ministers and sought reports on the work carried out by them in the given period. The one month of Delhi government led by Kejriwal has not only...
  • Anti-incumbency may cost BJP Bilha constituency in Chhattisgarh assembly elections November 13, 2013

    The slow pace of development in rural areas may cost BJP its seat in Bilha constituency in Chhattisgarh, represented by Legislative Assembly Speaker Dharam Lal Kaushik. Bilha, which is known for its high rice production, has a majority population of Scheduled Castes, who accuse the ruling party of denying them benefits...
  • Pratibha Industries bags Rs 322 crore order from state govt October 21, 2013

    Pratibha Industries on Monday said it has secured an order worth Rs 321.88 crore from Rajasthan government for working on water supply projects. The contract will involve cluster scheme of 315 villages of Mandalgarh, Bijoliya and Jahajpur Tehsils along with augmentation of UWSS of Mandalgarh and Bijoliya towns. This will be under...
  • BJP warns Jharkhand Governor of 'social boycott' June 24, 2013

    Dhanbad: BJP on Sunday warned Governor Syed Ahmed of "social boycott" and "choking" power and water supply to Raj Bhavan if he failed to recommend dissolution of the Jharkhand Assembly by July 13. "The party has decided to lay indefinite siege of Raj Bhavan from July 14 if the Governor...
  • Drought worsens in Maharashtra; 7,075 villages hit March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The drought situation in Maharashtra has worsened with more villages being supplied water through tankers, an official said on Monday. The number of villages and hamlets depending on water tankers for survival went up to 7,075 from 6,488 last Monday. Also, the number of tankers supplying water daily increased to 2,408...
  • Hyderabad: Dial a tanker? 11,421 pleas pending June 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: Unable to meet the ever increasing demand for water tankers, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has at last decided to stop booking water tankers for commercial establishments such as restaurants, hotels, shopping complexes and others. Its first priority is meeting drinking water needs of domestic...
  • Water crisis to continue in Delhi June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The severe water crisis in the capital is likely to continue as Delhi government's efforts to get additional water from neighbouring Haryana to ease the worsening situation did not yield any result. Several areas of Delhi have been facing severe water shortage for the last few weeks. The situation...
  • Two-day water supply cut in Mumbai from Monday May 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai will face water cuts for two days starting Monday owing to the repairing of pipelines along the Eastern Express Highway, a civic official said. "Work is on for joining two major water pipelines along the Eastern Express Highway, owing to which there will be varying levels of water cuts...
  • US probes cyber attack on water system November 19, 2011

    Boston: US federal investigators are looking into a report that hackers managed to remotely shut down a utility's water pump in central Illinois last week, in what could be the first known foreign cyber attack on a US industrial system. The November 8 incident was described in a one-page report from...
  • No water connection for new homes in Bangalore July 23, 2010

    Bangalore: Offices and newly constructed homes in the city are now forced to fall back on water tankers and rain harvesting as the City Water Supply Board says there is no water for new apartments and offices. Katta Subramanya Naidu, Minister for Bangalore Water Supply Board, said, "We're not in a...
  • Jat protestors resume water supply to Delhi June 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The water crisis which had hit parts of Delhi was resolved on Monday after the Jats, who had cut water supply to the capital, called off their protest seeking job quota and reservation in educational institutions, an official said. "The water from the regulators has been released. The two...
  • Jats cut water supply from Ganga canal to Delhi June 14, 2010

    Ghaziabad/New Delhi: Protesting the denial of reservations in recruitment for central services, members of the Jat community Sunday stopped the water supply to Delhi from the Upper Ganga canal. The Delhi government said talks were on to resolve the issue and there was no need to panic. "Angered over not being...
  • Watch: BMC to cut water supply to tide shortage October 29, 2009

    The Bombay Municipal Corporation is planning to further cut water supply to tide over the current shortage. It's a move that promises to unleash a flood of protests from the opposition. ...
  • J-K: Drought forces village to ration well water August 31, 2009

    Chang, Udhampur: Lack of water in a Kashmiri village has forced villagers to keep their wells locked. Water is rationed out to the 300 odd residents in equal amount to fight the drought-like conditions. As the locks open, over 300 villagers line up twice every day for two buckets of...
  • Tough times ahead for Mumbai if rain gods don't smile July 20, 2008

    Mumbai: The country's financial capital is staring at a looming water crisis because of scanty rain in the last one and a half months. It seems that Mumbai’s water supply could go dry in 120 days, if it doesn't rain. Mornings are quite hectic for most people because with the municipal...
  • Parched Gurgaon forced to buy water to survive March 26, 2008

    Residents of Gurgaon are facing a huge challenge as taps have been dry for almost a week. They are now forced to buy water and prices have shot up by six times. CNN-IBN's Citizen Journalists take stock of the situation. ...