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A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state unaccustomed to extreme cold, killing at least two dozen people.(AP)

More than 1.3 million Texans still grappling with water supply disruptions

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:21 PM IST
That figure compared with Tuesday's 3.4 million, Monday's 8 million and Sunday's 9 million, or about a third of the state's population.
A looming water crisis is weighing heavily on the women, who traditionally have shouldered the responsibility to collect and conserve water. “(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A looming water crisis is weighing heavily on the women, who traditionally have shouldered the responsibility to collect and conserve water. “(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Bundelkhand stares at acute water crisis

Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By Haidar Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:10 AM IST
Mata Teela supplies 110 MLD and 40 MLD through two waterworks plant and Pahuj provides 5.5 MLD to Jhansi and other areas.
Protesters demonstrate during a climate strike against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution in Lausanne, January 17, 2020(AFP)
Protesters demonstrate during a climate strike against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution in Lausanne, January 17, 2020(AFP)

Focus on air, water and waste management

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 10:58 AM IST
While the climate crisis is the overarching challenge, delineate immediate priorities
A woman salvages her belongings from her house damaged due to Cyclone Amphan, at Kakdwip in the Sunderbans, South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India on Friday, May 22, 2020.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
A woman salvages her belongings from her house damaged due to Cyclone Amphan, at Kakdwip in the Sunderbans, South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India on Friday, May 22, 2020.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Hit by cyclone Amphan, villages in Sunderbans face drinking water crisis

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The Sunderbans is the world’s largest mangrove delta and home to more than 4.5 million people. It is spread over two districts - South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas and has 102 islands of which 54 are inhabited.
Protests were also reported from Sapuipara and Pallishree areas in Jadavpur, Garfa, besides Narkeldanga and Telangabagan.(PTI)
Protests were also reported from Sapuipara and Pallishree areas in Jadavpur, Garfa, besides Narkeldanga and Telangabagan.(PTI)

Cyclone Amphan: Protests across Kolkata as power, water crisis continues

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 05:39 PM IST
From Behala in the south to Belgharia in the north, armed with placards, people blocked roads with empty buckets and utensils.
The four lakes that feed the city are nearly 14 times fuller this year.
The four lakes that feed the city are nearly 14 times fuller this year.

Respite from water woes in Chennai

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By TR Vivek
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:59 AM IST
The crisis of 2019 was yet another reminder for Chennai that efficient use and prudent management of water resources were as important as big-ticket investments in desalination plants.
(iStock)
(iStock)

Universities are launching courses to study, address the climate crisis

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 08:26 PM IST
The aim, they say, is to create batches of professionals who can work on mitigation as that becomes a priority across sectors.
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HT Image

Captain Amarinder Singh calls all-party meeting on January 23 on looming water crisis

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:23 PM IST
The announcement came after a demand was raised by leader of opposition and AAP MLA Harpal Singh Cheema when the House started discussion on the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Bill, 2020, which was introduced by irrigation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, on the second day of the two-day special assembly session
People wait for their turn to fill empty containers, June 12, 2019(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People wait for their turn to fill empty containers, June 12, 2019(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Water management: Not just the government’s job

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:45 PM IST
The decision to focus on building community-managed decentralised water supply systems in rural areas is a welcome move
To farmers, this is the cheapest way of clearing their fields in a short period before the wheat crop’s sowing season starts. However, severe air pollution leads to a health emergency(ANI Photo)
To farmers, this is the cheapest way of clearing their fields in a short period before the wheat crop’s sowing season starts. However, severe air pollution leads to a health emergency(ANI Photo)

How India can eliminate the burning of crop waste | Opinion

By Ajay Shankar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 08:46 PM IST
If farmers see economic gains in switching to alternative crops, they will be encouraged. Policies must ensure this
Much of India will face a grim water future, and what we do now will have an enduring impact on us and our children(PTI)
Much of India will face a grim water future, and what we do now will have an enduring impact on us and our children(PTI)

India must not look at its water crisis in isolation

By Aditi Mukherji
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 02:09 PM IST
India’s water woes, though, stem largely from its over-dependence on groundwater, and here, the climate links are less pronounced because underground aquifers take much longer to react to changes in temperature and rainfall
A recent report by NITI Aayog raised an alarm that 21 cities in India including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people.(Getty Images)
A recent report by NITI Aayog raised an alarm that 21 cities in India including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people.(Getty Images)

CBSE makes mandatory for schools to become ‘water efficient’ in next 3 years

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:30 PM IST
CBSE has mandated schools to become “water efficient” within the next three years by adopting a policy of water management and conducting regular water audits.
In other states, water tables have plunged and aquifers have been used up to unsustainable levels in most of the largest states, making the country a seriously water-stressed state.(PTI FILE)
In other states, water tables have plunged and aquifers have been used up to unsustainable levels in most of the largest states, making the country a seriously water-stressed state.(PTI FILE)

Why water is India’s scarcest resource | Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 12:09 PM IST
A poor monsoon isn’t the real culprit. Our inefficient agriculture system is.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Residents go with the flow, use smart tech to save water

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Smart phone-linked sensors, recycling waste water and literally making water from thin air: Apartment buildings are streamlining water conservation using technology.
Modi praised Khattar’s government and added his government has wiped out corruption in land deals, transfer policies, jobs and nepotism from Haryana.(HT image)
Modi praised Khattar’s government and added his government has wiped out corruption in land deals, transfer policies, jobs and nepotism from Haryana.(HT image)

Determination defines our government: Narendra Modi

Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 06:02 AM IST
Modi said the ISRO’s lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, has once again united the nation. He added the last 100 seconds of the mission brought ISRO among the people.
Ethanol’s growing importance comes in the backdrop.(Mint photo)
Ethanol’s growing importance comes in the backdrop.(Mint photo)

Is ethanol the right answer for India’s energy security needs?

livemint, New Delhi | By Utpal Bhaskar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 02:18 PM IST
At the heart of the problem is sugarcane production, with 48.84 lakh hectares under cane cultivation in India. Experts believe that a fine balance needs to be maintained between India’s energy security needs and climate change concerns.
Around 600 million people are already facing a severe water shortage(HT)
Around 600 million people are already facing a severe water shortage(HT)

India’s water crisis: All stakeholders must come together

By Amitabh Kant
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 06:30 PM IST
While CSR activities have been geared towards water conservation, corporations must make it a top priority
The Kharif crop has been affected by stunted growth.(Laxman Narnale/ HT Photo)
The Kharif crop has been affected by stunted growth.(Laxman Narnale/ HT Photo)

Water scarcity forces Maharashtra farmers to destroy crop

Pimpalner/Wadavani | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Many farmers in the parched region have been destroying their crops as most of them cannot afford to buy water to irrigate their fields.
Rain water harvesting. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Samir Jana)
Rain water harvesting. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Samir Jana)

Students give Goa Institute of Management lessons in water conservation

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 01:23 PM IST
The recharge wells are the winning idea of GIM’s in-house ‘Sustainability Hackathon’ on water conservation and waste management practices.
Modi had spoken in the last episode of the radio programme in February this year.(HT image)
Modi had spoken in the last episode of the radio programme in February this year.(HT image)

PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ to air today

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 08:04 AM IST
In his first episode of “Mann Ki Baat” programme, after Lok Sabha elections, on June 30, Modi discussed various topics like emergency, water crisis and International Yoga Day.
People standing in the queue to fill water from natural water source in Sanjauli area of Shimla district on Saturday.(HT Photo)
People standing in the queue to fill water from natural water source in Sanjauli area of Shimla district on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Silt in rivers hit water supply in Shimla

By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:02 PM IST
The three main sources of water supply remain flooded with silt and debris, making it impossible for the Shimla Jal Prabhandan Nigam Limited (SJPNL) to pump water.
Holy Public School, Gr Noida, won the first position . DPS, Gr Noida and Somerville , Gr Noida, were runners-up(HT)
Holy Public School, Gr Noida, won the first position . DPS, Gr Noida and Somerville , Gr Noida, were runners-up(HT)

Focus on saving water at Somerville

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:28 PM IST
Somerville organised a host of activities to sensitise students such as a role play, A PowerPoint presentation, a mime and a street play
Narendra Modi government is set to unveil a series of measures to reduce water consumption in India’s agriculture sector(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
Narendra Modi government is set to unveil a series of measures to reduce water consumption in India’s agriculture sector(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))

Narendra Modi government exploring new ways to curb farm water use

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The new steps will try to ensure more sustainable methods of cultivation, as large parts of the country routinely face water crises amid alarming levels of ground water depletion.
Surinder Vishwakarma, who hails from the Sagar district in MP, is a gardener in a Gurugram city park.(HT Photo)
Surinder Vishwakarma, who hails from the Sagar district in MP, is a gardener in a Gurugram city park.(HT Photo)

Gurugramwale: A water refugee from Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2019 12:21 PM IST
A migrant looks back at potentially the primary reason behind his migration.
Punjab governor and UT administrator, VP Singh Badnore, raised the issue of drug trade and water conversation in his Independence Day message to people. Photo by Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times
Punjab governor and UT administrator, VP Singh Badnore, raised the issue of drug trade and water conversation in his Independence Day message to people. Photo by Anil Dayal/Hindustan Times
It’s a rather long expedition that nature undertakes each summer. Moisture-laden winds in the south-Pacific start racing northwards, preparing to travel more than 8,000 km to reach the Indian subcontinent on time.(PTI)
It’s a rather long expedition that nature undertakes each summer. Moisture-laden winds in the south-Pacific start racing northwards, preparing to travel more than 8,000 km to reach the Indian subcontinent on time.(PTI)

The monsoon shortfall won’t lead to food scarcity, but will hurt incomes

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 06:41 PM IST
.The 1943 Bengal famine, following a missed monsoon, killed an estimated four million. In 2009, a drought year, the country managed to produce a million more tonne of foodgrains than it did in 2007, a normal year. This obviously has to do with better agricultural practices, leading to higher productivity.
A committee of secretaries (CoS), formed under directions of the PM, to look into agriculture and related matters, is set to emphasise on the need to cut down on water usage on crops, especially paddy and sugar-cane, in its report to the cabinet secretary. (AP file photo)
A committee of secretaries (CoS), formed under directions of the PM, to look into agriculture and related matters, is set to emphasise on the need to cut down on water usage on crops, especially paddy and sugar-cane, in its report to the cabinet secretary. (AP file photo)

Government eyes reduction in farm water use

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:12 AM IST
The water ministry, a part of the CoS on agriculture and rural development, has pitched for less water for crops as a high priority issue. It has suggested production of alternative crops, a better irrigation system and financial incentives to farmers for optimal water usage.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on Monday, July 15, 2019.(ANI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in New Delhi on Monday, July 15, 2019.(ANI)

Amarinder Singh presses for all-party meet on water crisis chaired by PM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said water is a national problem which needs to be discussed and resolved at national level.
Sensing the struggle to fetch water in these cluster of villages near Beed, girls refuse to marry the young men here.(Akshay Rade/HT Photo)
Sensing the struggle to fetch water in these cluster of villages near Beed, girls refuse to marry the young men here.(Akshay Rade/HT Photo)

Bachelors of Beed: No water means no job, no bride in this Maharashtra village

Hindustan Times, Busnarwadi (Patoda) | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:01 PM IST
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Maharashtra’s Patoda has been facing severe water crisis even one month after the onset of monsoon.
DMK parliamentarian Dayanidhi Maran said: “I hope that henceforth the government adopts the same attitude in dealing with matters of dissent and voices of opposition as well.”(HT Photo)
DMK parliamentarian Dayanidhi Maran said: “I hope that henceforth the government adopts the same attitude in dealing with matters of dissent and voices of opposition as well.”(HT Photo)

Rajnath tries to end row following Kiran Bedi’s tweet, says she has regretted

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 09:46 PM IST
In her now-deleted tweet, Bedi on Sunday had blamed the water crisis in Tamil Nadu on “poor governance, corrupt politics, indifferent bureaucracy with highly selfish and cowardly attitude of the people”.
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