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Report shows sharp dip in water table across Bihar

February 22, 2020 4:05 am

About 10 districts, including Katihar and Begusarai, reported a dip of 17 feet to 25 feet in its water table and Patna too reported a 17-feet dip. The report also says the water table in the state has gone down from 10 to 200 feet in the last 10 years.

Like Swachh Bharat, Jal Jeevan Mission will benefit the wider economy

February 22, 2020 10:36 am

It is fairly clear now that investment in sanitation is actually a facilitator for broader economic, health and social gains. This is the chain of arguments that we encouraged the sanitation ministers of Africa assembled at Addis Ababa to use to bring their finance ministries on board.

Mumbai: No water supply in western suburbs

November 20, 2019 3:33 am

Complaints were received from people living in areas including Juhu, Andheri and Jogeshwari, who said they had to call in tankers for even basic water needs.

A new India where all citizens have an equal shot at pursuit of their own happiness

September 26, 2019 11:14 am

My own dream for India is one where it has addressed the crises in water, health and education.

Rajasthan: Woman killed in scuffle over drinking water

August 24, 2019 5:31 pm

The woman suffered severe head injuries and rushed to a hospital, from where she was referred to the district hospital. The woman was admitted to a hospital in Kota where she succumbed to injuries, the officer said.

Chennai private water tankers on indefinite strike, residents fear scarcity

August 21, 2019 10:39 pm

The Tamil Nadu Private Tanker Lorry Association has reportedly called the strike due to the seizure of vehicles by the police after the tankers were found to be drawing groundwater without a license.

India's water problem has a simple solution

August 15, 2019 2:40 pm

Reducing its use in agriculture is the most effective way of solving India’s water problem.

Andhra Pradesh to release 8 tmc ft water from Krishna river for Chennai

August 10, 2019 6:02 pm

On Friday, Reddy's office had said he had directed the Water Resources Department authorities to ensure water release immediately. As per the agreement between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the former normally releases at least two TMC feet of water to meet Chennai's drinking water needs, official sources had said in Vijayawada. 

Jal Shakti Ministry: measures to save water started in 256 districts

August 03, 2019 4:17 am

The outcome of the first phase of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan was announced at a review by Cabinet Secretary in New Delhi on Friday.

Chennai rains had minimal impact on groundwater table: Weather body

August 02, 2019 7:54 pm

The light rainfall received in Chennai has helped the groundwater in the city percolate very little over the last one month.


Kolkata loves to waste its water

July 08, 2019 6:58 am

While the nation is grappling under severe water crisis, one stroll down the city streets exposes the real picture of the city residents' approach towards using the resource they get for free.

How Chennai is struggling with water crisis

June 24, 2019 10:03 am

Lakhs of people are turning to water tank trucks in the southern state of Tamil Nadu as house and hotel taps run dry because of an acute water shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater.

Satellite pictures show why Chennai is facing severe water crisis

June 23, 2019 6:44 am

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami said that groundwater levels have depleted due to drought and deficient monsoon but claimed the issue was not as big as the media claims.


Locals Fight Over Water, 7 Injured

June 13, 2016 11:24 am

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.