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Chandigarh: Water crisis deepens, civic body hires 50 extra tankers

After queries by residents, the officials said that the pipeline had developed a technical snag and it would take a lot of time to repair the same, maybe more than two days.

Chandigarh water crisis: Technical snag repaired at Kajauli, claim officials

Asked about the frequent breakdown in the water supply lines, another member of the team which repaired the pipeline said that the pumping machines create problems most of the times due to which the water supply lines get affected.

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Gujarat: Foodgrain production declined by 11% in 2018-19, Assembly told

The production of foodgrains during the year 2018-19 is estimated at 66.91 lakh tonne, which is over 11 per cent less than 76.61 lakh that the state produced during 2017-18.

Chennai residents come up with unique ideas to save water

From creating water from humidity to opting for dry wash of bikes, citizens are doing their bit to tide over the crisis.

India heading towards becoming water-scarce country: Madhya Pradesh Public Health Minister

"With 1,544 cubic meters per capita availability, India is already a water-stressed country and is moving towards becoming water-scarce," Madhya Pradesh Public Health Minister Sukhdev Panse said.

In Pune, 200 villages battle water scarcity, admin steps up efforts to extend assistance

District Collector Naval Kishore Ram on Wednesday said over 200 tankers are being used to provide water to these villages but the number of tankers is expected to rise.

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Lake-deepening not enough to quench Gujarat's thirst: former CM Sureshchandra Mehta

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Sureshchandra Mehta on Tuesday claimed that the state government's recently-concluded drive of deepening lakes and ponds would quench the thirst of only 10 per cent population.

Will make tribal areas free of hand pumps in five years: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

Speaking at a public event to celebrate World Water Day, the CM urged people to not waste water and use it judiciously, saying water is costly and consider it as ishwar nu prasad (God's blessing).

Tanker supply reaches 5,000 mark in Maharashtra

Western Maharashtra and Marathwada too are witnessing a huge demand of tankers with depleting ground water levels and the absence of pre-monsoon showers.

How I save water: Fit aerators on taps and save water, says plumbing body

Having already implemented the same with key malls and multiplexes in the city, the IPA is carrying forward its campaign ‘I save water’ through schoolchildren now.

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Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans

Faced with the uncertainty of when it might return, and whether it would be enough, families in Venezuela are conserving as much as water as they can take from rivers or buy at shops. They are bathing, washing clothes and dishes and cooking with just a few liters a day.

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Elephants Go Thirsty After Acute Water Crisis

It is not only human beings who are facing extreme heat these days in Rajasthan but elephants too in Amer village of Jaipur are victim of such climatic conditions. Most of the water bodies in the village have totally dried up, thus resulting in water shortage for the elephants. Elephant owner said the animal requires […]

Thousand Litres Of Water Wasted For Akhilesh Yadav's event

Amid the severe water crisis prevailing in Uttar Pradesh, thousands of litres of water was sprinkled just to settle dust ahead of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s event in Barabanki’s Fatehpur town. Such an incident reveals the negligence and insensitivity on part of those in power and government officials.

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