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WATER CRISIS NEWS

Bombay HC: Can water from private dams be used for drinking purposes

May 25, 2016 3:50 am

A vacation bench comprising Justice B R Gavai and Dr Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi were hearing several petitions which raised the issue of water scarcity in the state and the need to provide priority to drinking water.

SC to hear plea seeking water supply ban to Maharashtra breweries

May 23, 2016 9:59 am

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court had recently asked the state government to curtail water supply to the liquor industry by 60 per cent from May 10, which would be operative till June 27.

Water crisis in Punjab: To save water, farmers adopt smarter practices, get greater yield

May 23, 2016 3:00 am

Last year, Avtar Singh harvested 15quintal per acre of cotton compared to the 8 quintal per acre that most other farmers, who used conventional methods, got.

A tale of parched Maharashtra village: Bhaje villagers spend money on borewells, find no groundwater

May 23, 2016 12:30 am

The family is now planning to try its luck for the third time and would spend another Rs 25,000 on a borewell.

A tale of parched Maharashtra village: Each family in Shilatane village spends Rs 100 a day to buy water

May 23, 2016 12:14 am

On an average, a family buys at least two barrels of water; the number varies if the members in the family are more.

West Bengal: Drought-affected Bankura doesn’t know whom to blame

May 18, 2016 12:05 am

Bankura has historically remained one of the most drought-prone districts of West Bengal.

Departure From Tradition: 200 mourners, but no water for ritual bath... they turned to tank for cattle

May 16, 2016 4:32 am

The villagers, as a matter of practice, never bathe in the havada as its water is reserved for cattle.

Ahmedabad: At Babarkot, the wait is longer for Dalit women

May 16, 2016 4:25 am

The panchayat got separate well for the Dalits and it was cleaned twice in five years. “Mischievous elements make it dirty every time,” says sarpanch’s son.

Ahmedabad: Tankers lifeline in village next to dam

May 16, 2016 4:17 am

This year, however, the settlement of around 500 people is facing its worst drinking water crisis and for the first time, tankers are doing rounds.

Hardlook: Water Scarcity In Amreli

May 16, 2016 4:11 am

Consequently, we are supplying water through tankers to these villages,” said Jayantilal Thesia, resident additional collector of Amreli.

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Residents irked as Delhi water crisis continues

February 24, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Water woes continued to haunt residents of New Delhi even after supply in many areas was restored a day after Jat protestors damaged a key water source of the national capital. Expressing disappointment, slum dweller Raju said people are facing water crisis as there is no fixed time of arrival of water tankers. Another slum dweller Rukma Devi said they sit on roads all day with utensils but there is no supply of water, adding that there is dearth of drinking water.

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