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Years of deferred investments in clean water and sanitation are now putting everyone at risk as the virus spreads through developed and developing nations generating a cycle of infection and reinfection.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Covid-19 spreading fast because billions don’t have water to wash hands: UN

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Some 3 billion people don’t have access to running water and soap at home, and 4 billion suffer from severe water scarcity for at least one month a year, the United Nations group UN-Water said.

Women’s Day 2020: ‘Be a water warrior,’ posts another woman achiever from PM’s social media account

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Kalpana is a crusader in the fight against water scarcity who puts novel ideas and techniques in place to ensure that our future generation and the environment has enough of it to survive and thrive.
Icicles hanging from a building in Shimla as the town recorded a low of 4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Icicles hanging from a building in Shimla as the town recorded a low of 4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Two die as cold wave sweeps Himachal; avalanche advisory issued

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 11:56 AM IST
Rahul Nair, a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute is experimenting with graphene to make saltwater drinkable through innovative filtering techniques. (Representative image)(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Rahul Nair, a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute is experimenting with graphene to make saltwater drinkable through innovative filtering techniques. (Representative image)(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Indian-origin scientist tackles water scarcity challenge with graphene in UK

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 10:10 PM IST
Rahul Nair, a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, has demonstrated the real-world potential of using a graphene-oxide membrane as a sieve to filter salt from water cleasnly and cheaply.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai, September 19, 2019(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai, September 19, 2019(PTI)

How Modi-Shah-Fadnavis changed Maharashtra politics - By Rajdeep Sardesai

UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:23 PM IST
In a personality-driven election ecosystem, the BJP has successfully nurtured a viable regional face. Which is why despite no shortage of local issues from water scarcity to non- performing legislators, the BJP is in pole position to sweep the state. If the 2019 national election was the TIMO election (there is Modi only), the Maharashtra may well be the TIFO mandate (there is Fadnavis only).
A programme to implement a similar rating for water use is intended to cover most items consuming water, such as washing machines, water-based coolers, bathroom fitments, flush tanks, coolers and water purifiers etc.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
A programme to implement a similar rating for water use is intended to cover most items consuming water, such as washing machines, water-based coolers, bathroom fitments, flush tanks, coolers and water purifiers etc.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)

Centre plans water-efficiency ‘star’ rating for washing machines, purifiers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 06:25 AM IST
Fixtures such as showerheads, toilet systems for household and commercial complexes, and plumbing products, will display such a rating allowing consumers to compare products based on their water use.
PM Narendra Modi at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida.(ANI)
PM Narendra Modi at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida.(ANI)

Highlights| ‘Time to say goodbye to single use plastic’: PM Modi at COP 14 UN Convention in Greater Noida

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 12:23 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi addresses the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Climate change and monsoon failures have repeatedly caused droughts in UP’s Bundelkhand.(Sourced)
Climate change and monsoon failures have repeatedly caused droughts in UP’s Bundelkhand.(Sourced)

Bundelkhand likely to become water-scarce region by 2030: Study

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brijendra Parashar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 01:20 PM IST
The study has found that despite the presence of Central and state level schemes, funding allocations and a host of international institutions, climate change and monsoon failures have repeatedly caused droughts in Bundelkhand.
As water is supplied only once in 15 days here, only option left for villagers to fulfil their daily needs is a dried riverbed.(Sanjay Sadavarte/ HT photo)
As water is supplied only once in 15 days here, only option left for villagers to fulfil their daily needs is a dried riverbed.(Sanjay Sadavarte/ HT photo)

Beed diaries: Drought enters 38th week; acute water scarcity continues

Hindustan Times, Paithan | By Shrinivas Deshpade
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Beed has received just 140.38 mm of rainfall as of August 2 — lowest in the Marathwada region. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the average annual rainfall of Beed amounts to 666 mm.
People carry water from the Ken river on bullock carts to their homes in Backcha Gadar village.(Haider Naqvi)
People carry water from the Ken river on bullock carts to their homes in Backcha Gadar village.(Haider Naqvi)

Rain deficit bleeds Bundelkhand dry

Maudaha, Hamirpur | By Haider Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Water scarcity in Bundelkhand has rendered farmlands useless and vast swathes of land have wild outgrowths instead of crops.
Women in Beed, some pregnant, have to walk at least 2km every day to fill a minimal amount of water.(Akshay Rade/ht photo)
Women in Beed, some pregnant, have to walk at least 2km every day to fill a minimal amount of water.(Akshay Rade/ht photo)

Pregnant women suffer as Beed water-less in monsoon

Hindustan Times, Beed | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 05:21 PM IST
Civic water supply to Beed city continued to be once in 20 days due to inadequate water storage in the Bindusara dam. Pregnant women have been suffering the most even as premature deliveries at the government hospital have risen by 34% in the last one year. June witnessed 92.3mm rainfall in Marathwada- a deficiency of 33%.
The conflict between economic growth and environmental destruction, of which water scarcity is now an important aspect, is often seen as a given. However, India has done much worse on this front than others.(AP FILE)
The conflict between economic growth and environmental destruction, of which water scarcity is now an important aspect, is often seen as a given. However, India has done much worse on this front than others.(AP FILE)

Is India’s economic growth story dehydrating country?

UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 07:49 AM IST
India has done worse than other growing nations in managing its water resources. A key factor behind this maybe an inefficient agriculture sector, where the use of tube well-based irrigation in the last three decades has shot up
The AIADMK government refusing to accept Kerala’s generosity comes at a time when it is facing the opposition’s heat over its failure in handling the water crisis.(PTI PHOTO)
The AIADMK government refusing to accept Kerala’s generosity comes at a time when it is facing the opposition’s heat over its failure in handling the water crisis.(PTI PHOTO)

Parched Tamil Nadu refuses Kerala’s offer of 20 lakh litres of water

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan & M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Kerala has extended a helping hand on its own volition and duly informed the same to the office of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS). However, the response has turned out to be negative.
Drought coupled with searing summer heat has left most of the state parched, except Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli districts, which remain beneficiaries of the South West monsoon.(PTI File Photo)
Drought coupled with searing summer heat has left most of the state parched, except Kanniyakumari and Tirunelveli districts, which remain beneficiaries of the South West monsoon.(PTI File Photo)

DMK slams minister as water wars break out in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 11:51 PM IST
“Nature has played truant. We did not get the required quantum of rains. When nature itself fails, how could I be blamed?” he asked.
Residents of Chennai stand in a queue to fill up their pots as the city reels under a severe water crisis.(HT Photo)
Residents of Chennai stand in a queue to fill up their pots as the city reels under a severe water crisis.(HT Photo)

Work from home, IT firms tell employees as Chennai battles water shortage

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 07:55 PM IST
IT companies say that the quantum of water that they receive was insufficient to manage normal operations.
Around 15 monkeys died possibly due to heatstroke in Joshi Baba forest range in Bagli, Dewas.(HT File (Representative Image))
Around 15 monkeys died possibly due to heatstroke in Joshi Baba forest range in Bagli, Dewas.(HT File (Representative Image))

15 monkeys die due to heat stroke, water scarcity in Madhya Pradesh forest

Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Forest officials have even admitted burning the decomposing carcasses of some monkeys fearing that they might have died of some infection.
Farmers in Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and parts of Cuddalore district are likely to be affected and the Kuruvai crop this year will likely be planted only by those who have access to borewell water.(HT File Photo)
Farmers in Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai and parts of Cuddalore district are likely to be affected and the Kuruvai crop this year will likely be planted only by those who have access to borewell water.(HT File Photo)

‘No water to release for Kuruvai crop’, says Tamil Nadu government

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Tamil Nadu All Farmers Coordination Committee chief PR Pandian blamed the Cauvery Water Management Authority, whose negligence, he alleged, has pushed the state’s farmers into this difficult situation.
A Dubai-based Indian businessman has installed over 60 hand pumps in a poverty-stricken district of Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province, according to a media report.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
A Dubai-based Indian businessman has installed over 60 hand pumps in a poverty-stricken district of Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province, according to a media report.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)

Indian businessman installs hand pumps in poverty-stricken Pakistan district

Dubai, UAE | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Joginder Singh Salaria set up nearly 62 water pumps in Tharparkar district with the help of local social workers after knowing the plight of the area through social media.
The summer of 2019 is turning out to be a searing one for most parts of India. If there is one district that is indicative of a massive crisis that could soon unfold across other parts of the country, it is Beed in Maharashtra(Bloomberg)
The summer of 2019 is turning out to be a searing one for most parts of India. If there is one district that is indicative of a massive crisis that could soon unfold across other parts of the country, it is Beed in Maharashtra(Bloomberg)

Water crisis: Act now or perish

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:39 PM IST
People must realise that it is critical to reduce consumption
The state has a full-time secretary at agriculture department with additional charge of another department.(HT Photo)
The state has a full-time secretary at agriculture department with additional charge of another department.(HT Photo)

Year after Fundkar’s death, Maharashtra doesn’t have full-time agriculture minister

Hindustan times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:00 AM IST
After Fundkar’s death on May 31, 2018, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had kept the agriculture ministry to himself for the first few months
It is 11 am in Beed, 300 km from Pune in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Marathwada region. Just last week, the city witnessed two sunstroke deaths as the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius.(Aamir Hussain/HT photo)
It is 11 am in Beed, 300 km from Pune in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Marathwada region. Just last week, the city witnessed two sunstroke deaths as the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius.(Aamir Hussain/HT photo)

No bathing, washing in drought-hit Beed

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The day for many in the district’s 22 lakh population, of which 2.4 lakh resides in Beed city, starts by searching for water from borewells. Those who don’t have borewells have to plead with their neighbours for water.
Faced with delayed onset of monsoon, severe drought and water scarcity, the state government has decided to conduct cloud seeding at Vidharbha and Marathwada, where little or no rainfall is expected this year. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Faced with delayed onset of monsoon, severe drought and water scarcity, the state government has decided to conduct cloud seeding at Vidharbha and Marathwada, where little or no rainfall is expected this year. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Drought, threat of less rain: Cloud seeding to help tackle water crisis

Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Jayakwadi is the biggest water reservoir in Marathwada and has zero water stock at present. There is only 2.86% water left in the reservoirs of Marathwada. Last monsoon, the state received only 77% of the average rainfall.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a special session of the Madhya Pradesh assembly, saying that “burning issues” need to be discussed and stoking speculation that the party may push for a floor test.(PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a special session of the Madhya Pradesh assembly, saying that “burning issues” need to be discussed and stoking speculation that the party may push for a floor test.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP demands special session in Madhya Pradesh, may put pressure on Congress in House

Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The development comes a day after most exit polls predicted a big win for the BJP in the heartland state that has 29 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress-led coalition government has a majority of six in the 230-member assembly.

Sharad Pawar meets Maharashtra CM to discuss drought-mitigation measures

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 12:01 AM IST
NCP chief Sharad Pawar met CM Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday to discuss drought-mitigation measures for affected areas in the state
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on topics from India’s relationship with China to bread-and-butter issues such as electricity, roads and water and the policy initiatives launched by his government in the past five years.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on topics from India’s relationship with China to bread-and-butter issues such as electricity, roads and water and the policy initiatives launched by his government in the past five years.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Opposition has nothing to say as govt delivered, says PM Modi

New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and R Sukumar
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 10:24 AM IST
India and China are both leading power centres, with an important say in today’s geopolitics. It is important for our nations to work together for the greater global good.
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Image for representation(AFP file photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Water-scarce villages boycott polls

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Tikamgarh Lok Sabha constituency in the drought-prone Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh was largely peaceful.
In one of the Bundelkhand villages of 800 households, water comes from a single well.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
In one of the Bundelkhand villages of 800 households, water comes from a single well.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Water, and not war, on people’s minds in Bundelkhand

Hindustan Times, Sagar/ Khajuraho/Tikamgarh | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2019 07:17 AM IST
Part of the much-neglected Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, voters in the Khajuraho Lok Sabha seat complain of issues ranging from water scarcity, slow pace of development to the absence of political will to change the fortune of the city and its people.
Mumbai, India - April 16, 2014: A dam being constructed to divert the flow of water from Par-Nar river to the nearby villages in Dindori, Maharashtra, India, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (Photo by Kalpak Pathak/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Mumbai, India - April 16, 2014: A dam being constructed to divert the flow of water from Par-Nar river to the nearby villages in Dindori, Maharashtra, India, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (Photo by Kalpak Pathak/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Farmers, caste equations to decide fate in Dindori

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 01:24 AM IST
Caste equations, the agrarian crisis and water scarcity will dictate poll results in 2019 in the Dindori constituency of Nashik district in North Maharashtra, according to experts
People collect water from a tanker in a Jaipur colony.(HT Photo)
People collect water from a tanker in a Jaipur colony.(HT Photo)

Water scarcity across Jaipur as summer begins

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 03:58 PM IST
An official said that due to less rainfall last year and shortage of water in Bisalpur Dam, the department has reduced the water supply in Jaipur.
A water tanker in Thane’s Patalipada Society. With the water crisis raising its ugly head this summer, residential societies in Marathwada region have now started rationing the available water supply.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
A water tanker in Thane’s Patalipada Society. With the water crisis raising its ugly head this summer, residential societies in Marathwada region have now started rationing the available water supply.(Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Water crisis hits Marathwada as reservoirs dry up

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 07:45 AM IST
The state government in October had declared drought in 151 tehsils spread across 26 districts of Maharashtra, after less than average rainfall last year.
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