WATER SCARCITY

  • 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...
  • Delhi MPs, MLAs meet Haryana CM over water crisis May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A delegation of MPs and MLAs from Delhi on Saturday met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and requested him to release water to the national capital from Munak Canal in his state. The Munak canal was constructed by Haryana with financial assistance of around Rs 400 crore...
  • Haryana to the rescue of Delhi facing water shortage May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Haryana on Friday agreed to release raw water from its quota in Yamuna to Delhi which is reeling under shortage of water due to a breach in the upper Ganga canal in Uttar Pradesh. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda agreed to provide Delhi around 240 cusecs of...
  • BJP stages protest over water scarcity in Delhi May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Friday took to streets to protest against scarcity of water in various parts of the city during summer and blamed poor water management by Congress government for the situation. BJP activists led by Delhi unit chief Vijay Goel held a demonstration near ITO with police...
  • Govt to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: With per capita availability of water depleting at a faster pace, the government on Thursday approved a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource. Under the proposal, which got the nod of the Union...
  • Maharashtra drought: Next 2 months very difficult, says CM April 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing the next two months as a very difficult period for the droughtaffected areas of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said the state government was making all efforts to ensure adequate water supply to the affected areas. "Our water tankers will reach all villages and hamlets facing...
  • HC blames Chavan government for worsening drought situation in Solapur April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government faced fire in the Bombay High Court on Monday over its handling of the drought situation. Hearing a petition from two farmers in Solapur, the court said the drought situation has worsened due to government inaction. The court had last week asked the Maharashtra government to...
  • Hunger stalks villagers in droughthit Maharashtra April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Millions of people in Maharashtra are at serious risk of hunger after two years of low rainfall, coupled with poor management of water resources, have left dams empty, farmland parched and cattle emaciated, aid agencies warned on Thursday. Maharashtra one of the country's biggest producers of sugar, pulses,...
  • Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit faces protest over water scarcity April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday faced angry protesters who showed black flags to her over scarcity of water in Kapashera area in South West Delhi. The protesters were supported by BJP MLA from Palam Dharam Deo Solanki who accused Dikshit of not providing water to the people...
  • In droughthit Gujarat, university VC builds 72,000litre pvt pool April 12, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A swimming pool in Ahmedabad is creating waves of controversy. The Gujarat University Vice Chancellor, Adesh Pal, is building a private pool with a capacity for 72,000 litres of water. Political activists have hit out at him saying this is blatantly insensitive given that thousands of villages in the...
  • Opposition up in arms against Modi govt on water crisis April 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Water scarcity in major regions of Gujarat is heating up the political arena in the state, with Opposition parties and NGOs up in arms against the Narendra Modi government's "inaction" and "mismanagement" of the crisis. Passing the buck, Gujarat has targeted the Centre for denying permission to raise the...
  • Maha drought: Land owners from villages migrate to Pune for jobs March 13, 2013

    Pune: Maharashtra's worst drought in decades is being felt on the pavements of Pune where migrants from drought hit districts are arriving in the hundreds. They come looking for water and jobs and say it's impossible for them to return home. Daily wage labourers gather every morning in the suburban...
  • Himalayan rivers to dry up within 20 yrs: report June 28, 2010

    Singapore: Himalayan river basins in China, Bangladesh, India and Nepal will face a massive water depletion within 20 years, leading to a decline in food and mass migration, a research group warned on Monday. Due to natural reasons like glacial melting, the four countries would lose almost 275 billion cubic metres...
  • Mumbai's water mafia has connections to sell December 14, 2009

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars are protesting on the streets against water shortage but a cartel is making profits. A network 18 team visited this woman agent in Chembur who sells illegal water connections for up to Rs 15,000. ...
  • Despite floods, Barmer still thirsty August 30, 2006

    KhatiyonKaTala (Rajasthan): Apart from devastating the villages, the recent floods have left people asking for water. Just a few days back, there was a wellbuilt structure, a well that nourished the whole village. Today, there's just a piece of red cloth marking KhatiyonKaTala, a village named after the water source. "There...