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Odisha: Rural women go the extra mile for water 21.4.2018 General News
As the intense heat condition prevails across Odisha, rural areas in the state are facing an impending water crisis.The women of Mayurbhanj district are forced to travel to far off places to fetch buckets of water from other areas for drinking purposes.Locals told ANI that the area has been reeling under acute drinking water crisis for the last few days. While the wells in the localities have gone dry, the stand posts do not yield water.The water supply by the state's Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) is also highly erratic. The residents of the district have lodged complaints with the PHED office to improve the situation, but all in vain.Frustrated with the ongoing crisis, residents of Mayurbhanj district have detained junior engineers and supervisors of the PHED several times but to no avail.A PHED Executive Engineer (Mayurbhanj) admitted that there was a water crisis in the district.Explaining the problem, the engineer said, "The water supply was disrupted as old pipes ...
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Water supply: 'A pipe dream'? 21.4.2018 DNA: India
This information was provided by Union minister Kiren Rijiju in the Lok Sabha while replying to a question raised by members C Gopalakrishanan, K Parshuram and P Nagarajan on the water crisis along the border. Rijiju said that the BSF is manning 293 BOPs along the lndo-Pakistan border in western Rajasthan. “Out of this, water is available in 129 outposts only through pipelines,” said the minister in his reply. But in the remaining posts, tankers have been engaged to quench the thirst of the security personnel. The number of BOPs having drinking water pipeline is nearly 43% while the rest 57 posts are meeting their water requirements through tankers. The minister said that out of the 129 posts having piped water, there are 31 posts wherein works relating to drinking water supply were approved under the Annual Action Plan of Border Area Development Programme (BADP) during the year 2014. “Sufficient water supply is being made available to the remaining BOPs through water tankers,” said the minister. The ...
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Politicians believe that when and where the water flows, the votes will follow 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Sitting MLAs and their political rivals are vying with each other to provide drinking water in their constituencies
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Jaipur: Stolen Water 17.4.2018 DNA: Top News
The summer has just set in and the water mafia is ruling the roost as many areas in city are facing severe water shortage. One can see at a plot in Nirman Nagar, a residential colony between Ajmer Road and Gopalpura Bypass, a long queue of water tankers taking water from one of the four tube wells installed illegally. They are openly selling the water in the parched areas of the city where the residents have no choice but pay them. Such scenes can be seen in Malviya Nagar to Vaishali Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Sanganer, Gopalpura, Jhotwara, Shastri Nagar, Murlipura, Bankrota, Sirsi, Chitrkoot, Nirman Nagar, Mansarovar etc. What’s in government store according to PHED data As per official data of PHED there are nearly 2,000 private water tankers and 2,500 private tube wells in the city and 15% of the total demand of the water in city is being met out with water supply from tube wells while 85% of water requirement is being fulfilled from Bisalpur project. “It is around 70 MLD per day out of total daily ...
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DNA Campaign: The water battle rages 16.4.2018 DNA: India
Residents of Prithviraj Nagar are gearing up for an indefinite protest from Monday as hundreds of colonies are staring at a water crisis in the near future.  This basic amenity remains in short supply even in regularised colonies. The apathy of the authority has turned residents ballistic and they plan to organise an indefinite sit-in at the Chitrakoot office of the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA), which collected the regularisation fees. “It’s their responsibility after all. They have collected over Rs 830 crore as regularisation charge so far,” leader of the agitating committee, advocate Ghanshyam Singh said.  Rajni Vihar Demanding water for Bisalpur, the residents are aware of the extent of the task and cost involved to connect these colonies to the mainstream water supply. The cost issue remains a major hurdle, demotivating the JDA or any other department to take up works.  The JDA has been urging the Public Health Engineering department to undertake the work, while officials at the deputy ...
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Water Crisis: Everyone cries politics, but no one wants to be named 15.4.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Winter is long gone, and whatever we can call spring in this city has also passed, and we see the first sign that tells us summer has begun: water tankers. Citizens in many parts of the city suffer from an insufficient supply of water to their areas and are desperate for these tankers. While the BWSSB order mandates that water should be supplied every alternate day, the reality is far from this. One of the areas that do not receive the necessary amount of water in the city is the Saibaba temple road in Doddanekundi. What strikes one about this locality is that the Doddanekundi lake is right next to it, yet the residents of this locality suffer greatly. Here the residents get Cauvery water only once a week. Usually released on Friday or Saturday, the flow of water, which is "like a thread", lasts a couple of hours before stopping. "Its all politics! Theres a man who comes here to turn on the tap. One day I asked him why our area gets so little water. He replied that the other areas dont get more water, ...
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Jaipur left dry in ‘water-tight’ Compartment 15.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Water crisis is a reality. In 1727, when Jai Singh – II founded Jaipur, he planned perennial water supply to the city. Tankas, baodis, johad, step wells and other traditional water systems ensured that Jaipur has drinking water for its population.  But with development, traditional water bodies and harvesting techniques had sunken into the history books. The legendary Ramgarh dam had supplied water to the entire city for decades.   The dam was commissioned by Jaipur King Madho Singh - II and was completed in 1903. But it started supplying water to the city only in 1931. Soon, the lake or the reservoir became a well-known tourist spot and shot to international fame in 1982 when it hosted the rowing events of the Asian Games.  Today, however, the four rivers, Roda, Banganga, Tala and Madhoveni, which used to bring their water to the lake, have gone dry. After the Rajasthan High Court took suo moto cognizance of the drying up of Ramgarh Lake in 2011, it was found that its catchment area, spread over 700 sq ...
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Summer in, Tankers out 14.4.2018 deccanherald.com
Water tankers rule the roost on city outskirts. People are forced to buy water as BWSSB is yet to cover the entire city. Summer is here and so is the demand for water tankers in the city. This unregulated business in the city has been flourishing ever since 8 city municipal councils (CMCs), one town municipal council (TMC) and 110 villages were brought under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP)in 2007. Most apartments mushrooming on city outskirts have no water supplied by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). According to officials, BWSSB despite having Cauvery water being supplied to over 9 lakh consumers, the city still falls short of the requirement which is largely fulfilled by private water tankers. Bhushan Iyer, a resident of Springfields Apartments located on Sarjapura Road says for the 550 odd apartments, they are spending nearly Rs 1 crore per year only for water. Apartments that have come up in East Bengaluru like Whitefield, Mahadevapura, KR Puram, Marathhalli, Sarjapura ...
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More tankers hydrate Maharashtra’s villages this year 13.4.2018 Hindu: News
601 villages get tanker water this year as against 357 last year
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Free water continues as the preferred freebie 12.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Despite good rains, tanker operators are getting business from political candidates
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Arasaradi, heart of water supply system 11.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
‘It is seminal to water supply operations in the city because of its location’
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Local bodies fail to supply potable water to drought-hit areas 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Opening of water kiosks in municipalities and grama panchayats in limbo
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Focus on Adambakkam lake 6.4.2018 Hindu: Home
People Welfare Association wants the waterbody to be restored to improve the water situation in the region
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Gujarat asks Collectors to supply drinking water by tanker 4.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Gujarat government has asked all district collectors to supply drinking water through tankers anywhere in their territory. The government took the decision as April has arrived and the state is facing a water shortage following the less inflow from river Narmada. The state government, however, claims that no village in the state is dependent on water tankers till date. The minister of state for water supply, Parbat Patel said, "We are not necessitated to supply water through tankers to any village in the state till now and local sources are capable of catering to demands. But we have asked Collectors to be ready to supply drinking water through tankers wherever needed. We had a meeting with MLAs from some districts of Saurashtra today and have assured them that there will not be any water shortage in their areas." The MLAs from Bhavnagar Zone falling under the Narmada Yojana were called for the meeting to present the situation of drinking water availability in their areas. MLAs from both parties from ...
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'Over half of BSF border posts in Rajasthan do not have piped water supply' 3.4.2018 General News
More than half of the BSF border posts in Rajasthan do not have piped water supply and water is being provided to these posts through tankers, the Centre informed Parliament today. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, said the Border Security Force (BSF) was "manning 293 border outposts (BoPs) along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan, out of which water supply is available in 129 BoPs through pipelines". This included 31 BoPs, where works related to drinking water supply were approved under the annual action plan of the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) in 2014-15, he added. "Sufficient water supply is being made available to the remaining BoPs through water tankers," Rijiju said. The minister was asked whether the BSF personnel, guarding the 270-km-long Indo-Pak border in western Rajasthan, were grappling with a drinking water crisis.
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Low water supply delays Delhi's summer action plan 2.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's summer action plan to beat water crisis in the parched Capital expected to roll out from April 1 has been delayed for low water supply from treatment plants. "The supply from treatment plants and underground water reservoirs is low because of water not being treated at full capacity. However, we are working on increasing capacity and efficiency. The plan is expected come out soon," said officials requesting anonymity. The government had planned to bring out the action plan early this year because of crisis faced by people in January. Usually, the plan is rolled out around June during the peak summers. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) headed by chief minister Kejriwal had in a recent board meeting stated that water supply will be boosted by stopping leakages and improving maintenance. However, many parts of Delhi are facing an acute water shortage including South Extension-II, Mehrauli, Rohini and Vasant Kunj, among others. "Four blocks in our locality have been facing ...
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KWA steps up measures to tackle drought in Kannur 31.3.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Drying up of rivers a concern; water level being maintained at Pazhassi reservoir
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Now, Karnataka voters get free water as BJP, Congress rush to capitalise on scarcity in parched Bengaluru villages 29.3.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Congress party workers claim that this distribution is an eyewash and the entire region in Bengaluru is living on the mercy of water mafias.
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Cabinet decides to tackle drinking water shortage 28.3.2018 Hindu: National
District in charge Ministers, DCs to take immediate measures to mitigate the problem
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The well's run dry 25.3.2018 DNA: Popular News
Geeta and her younger brother Bunty spent numerous afternoons fetching water from Delhi Jal Board (DJB) tankers in their SS Nagar colony home in North Delhi's Wazirpur Industrial Area. The adolescent siblings loved doing the chore after they came back from school. Now, they are fearful. A week ago, 60-year-old Lal Bahadur was lynched by a group of residents after a dispute over water collection from a tanker took a violent turn. DNA found Bahadur's house locked as the family had gone to their village to perform the last rites, but residents spoke about him. "He would queue up for tanker water every day. What happened to Bahadur can happen to anyone… people can kill for a bucket of water," says Shabana, who works at a toy factory and lives in the same lane. Politicians visited the colony after the shocker, but nothing is likely to change. Wazirpur symptomises one of the biggest challenges India's capital has been facing for decades. Seventy per cent of Delhi's water requirements are fulfilled by the ...
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