Drinking Water Scarcity

  • Plan to check water problem

    The district administration is chalking out a strategy to mitigate the drinking water problem in the district, said district collector Sridhar here on Monday. The collector visited the municipal corporation offi-ce and inspected various de-partments. Mayor Parusu-ram, deputy mayor Sriramulu, commissioner Naga-bhushanam, health officer Adiseshu accompanied the collector.

  • BJP men gherao PWD officials over water scarcity in Margao

    With many a Margao household receiving drinking water only in trickles, the BJP activists of the city unit on Wednesday gheraoed PWD officials and demanded explanation for the water scarcity. Assistant Engineer, Vijay Kudchadkar attributed the water scarcity in some parts of the city to the ongoing pump replacement work at the Selaulim Dam. He, however, assured the delegation that water supply to the City would stabilise within two days as the work of pump replacement is almost completed. Led by BJP leader Sharmad Raiturcar, the BJP activists, including some women, demanded to know why work on the replacement was carried out without issuing any notice to the water consumers. He pointed out that a notice was inserted in the newspapers around February 15 and sought to know whether work was on for the last fortnight. "Is there any accountability for the PWD officials. How come you suddenly carried out a shut down', he questioned. Raiturcar claimed that many a household in Comba, Khareband and Aquem in the Chief Minister's constituency had to go without water for the last two days. He also sought to know whether household connections would be issued to households with PWD officials disconnecting the public water taps. Accusing the present Government for being insensitive to the common man, Raiturcar threatened to intensify the agitation if the situation fails to improve immediately. Assistant Engineer, Kudchadkar told the BJP activists that two of the damaged pumps are being replaced and attributed the delay to the company's delay in supplying the pumps.

  • Water crisis riles Thane, Ghodbunder residents

    WATER shortage is becoming more and more acute in Thane and Ghodbunder road area. They are going without water supply for the last three days and this has resulted in public protests against the TMC. The TMC has, however, put the blame on the state irrigation department and sought a high-level discussion to end the crises. The problem of water scarcity has engulfed Vartak Nagar, Bhim Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Indira Nagar, Ram Nagar and Manpada, as well as other high-rise areas on Ghodbunder Road since the last two weeks. These areas have been going without proper water supply for more than three days a week since the past two weeks. These areas require 34 Million Litres per Day (MLD) of water but the situation has resulted in the water supply going down by more than 10-12 MLD everyday. Residents of several areas do not even get drinking water due to the recent situation. The anger of the residents is growing day by day.

  • Tanker mafia' behind Karachi's water woes

    Recently undertaken research has revealed that Karachi's water tanker mafia, which generates an estimated Rs49.6 billion annually, siphons off over 272mgd

  • Coastal areas hit by acute water shortage

    An acute shortage of irrigation water, which is also a major source of drinking water for over 1.2 million people of the coastal area, has on the one hand done irreparable harm to standing crops, fish

  • City areas continue to be in grip of water crisis

    Several parts of the city continued to experience an acute shortage of water on Monday because of faulty water distribution system and frequent power failures, which have been badly affecting pumping

  • One water

    <p>2015 is a pivotal year for water issues globally. To celebrate #WorldWaterDay, UNDP, UN-Water and SIWI - in partnership with One Water project at University of Miami, have produced a film on water and

  • Mudda: AAP Sarkar Ne VIP Ilako Mein Water Supply Kyu Kam Nahi KI?

    <p>प्यासी दिल्ली, सरकार खामोश, इस मुद्दे पर बात करने के लिए आईबीएन7 के साथ दिल्ली से मौजूद हैं आम आदमी पार्टी के प्रवक्ता सोमनाथ भारती, कांग्रेस की प्रवक्ता अमृता धवन, स्टूडियो में मौजूद हैं बीजेपी नेता

  • Groundwater depletion threatens Noida region

    As Delhi-NCR's ground water level drops to new lows, Oineetom Ojha reports on how realtors are responding to the impending water crunch with smart solutions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xs1UXpp7hU&index=91&list=PLyLfA9FxpFWsqI6aT3tiirtJLSO0D53YL

  • Badi Charcha: Water Crisis

    Badi Charcha: Water Crisis ( बिन पानी सब सून) <iframe width="610" height="415" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LS4j6TQSwhw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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