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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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Congress corporator proposes ‘odourless urinals’ to save water

According to Bhamra, huge quantity of water is used in urinals across the city and concrete measures need to be taken to stop the ‘gross wastage’.

Pune: With rainwater harvesting, Greenland-2 Society says no to tankers

Setting an example for the rest of the city, the society members claim that with this initiative, they are the first to invest in rooftop rainwater harvesting, which promises them abundant water supply.

Solapur: 12,000 wells and ponds to be used only for drinking water purposes

No commercial, agricultural activity allowed; decision hopes to tackle water scarcity.

Second time around, no water to drink in Marathwada

The state government is anticipating a record number of water tankers to be pressed into service through the coming months until next year’s monsoon.

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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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