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The Pong Dam reservoir in Kangra district. Construction of the dam started in 1961 on the Beas river, so that waters from its reservoir could be taken to the desert of Rajasthan and feed the extensive network of canal irrigation system there.(HT Photo)

Five decades on, Pong Dam oustees await rehabilitation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Naresh Thakur, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 05:23 PM IST
A total area of 75,000 acres, spread over 94 villages in Nurpur and Dehra tehsils in Himachal Pradesh, was acquired displacing 20,722 families and a population of 1.5 lakh.
The handpump is said to have been situated where a boundary wall was planned.(Twitter/@ANI)
The handpump is said to have been situated where a boundary wall was planned.(Twitter/@ANI)

A hand pump in Lucknow is named as ‘Anarkali’ for this peculiar reason

Lucknow | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 01:32 PM IST
The boundary wall of the Housing and Development Board complex near the Polytechnic Chauraha features the handpump embedded into it.
Residents of two villages in tribals dominated Alirajpur district in Malwa region are dependent on a well on the riverbed near their villages. The river goes dry during the summer season.(HT Photo)
Residents of two villages in tribals dominated Alirajpur district in Malwa region are dependent on a well on the riverbed near their villages. The river goes dry during the summer season.(HT Photo)

Water crisis Villagers find their own way to manage water

Hindustan Times, Sagar/Alirajpur | By Anupam Pateriya and CB Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2019 10:04 PM IST
With water bodies drying up due to intense heat across the state at least three villages- one in Bundelkhand and two in Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh show how villagers can sustain their life by managing water on their own with no government help coming their way
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)

In scorching sun, UP villages without a drop to drink

Ghorawal/Dudhi/Myorpur/Govindpur (Robers | By Sudhir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 07:19 AM IST
Hand pumps don’t work in this village in eastern Uttar Pradesh, in many pockets of which the water level has dipped below 300 feet.
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)

Residents of North Delhi give a thumbs up to parks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:38 AM IST
The park is surrounded by Jagatpur and Wazirabad villages on the one side and some newer settlements such as Baba Colony and Sangam Vihar.
On Monday, Chandwa police station officer-in-charge, Mohan Pandey, conducted a meeting with village residents, who said the officer tried to pacify them and settle the issue.(HT Photo)
On Monday, Chandwa police station officer-in-charge, Mohan Pandey, conducted a meeting with village residents, who said the officer tried to pacify them and settle the issue.(HT Photo)

Christians won’t reconvert, face boycott in Jharkhand village

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 01:01 AM IST
According to the “order”, a copy of which is with HT, village residents were prohibited from either inviting them to any social events or participating in their events.
Lack of access to safe piped water has left people excessively dependent on hand-pumps and bore-wells, many of which are contaminated sources.(Representative image)
Lack of access to safe piped water has left people excessively dependent on hand-pumps and bore-wells, many of which are contaminated sources.(Representative image)

‘Why isn’t lack of safe drinking water a poll issue?’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Hazardous: Only 1.29% rural households in UP have access to piped water; over 33K water sources are contaminated.
HT highlighted the lack of facilities at the school contradicting a full-page government advertisement published in the newspapers of Rajasthan on August 30, which was found to be peddling false information.(HT FILE PHOTO)
HT highlighted the lack of facilities at the school contradicting a full-page government advertisement published in the newspapers of Rajasthan on August 30, which was found to be peddling false information.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Collector visits school featured in govt ad, assures facilities in 2 days

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Bharatpur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 12:54 AM IST
HT highlighted the lack of facilities at the school contradicting a full-page government advertisement published in the newspapers of Rajasthan on August 30, which was found to be peddling false information.
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