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The Colorado River divides Glenwood Canyon slurry and a burn scar on the ridge from the Grizzly Creek Fire.(AP)

Water shortages in US West likelier than previously thought

Carson City | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:54 AM IST
After a relatively dry summer, the US Bureau of Reclamation released models on Tuesday suggesting looming shortages in Lake Powell and Lake Mead — the reservoirs where Colorado River water is stored — are more likely than previously projected.
(From left) Councillor Satbir Singh Dhanoa and chairman of labour law committee, Mohali Industries’ Association, Jasbir Singh, interacting with staff during a surprise check at ESI Hospital in Phase 7, Mohali, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
(From left) Councillor Satbir Singh Dhanoa and chairman of labour law committee, Mohali Industries’ Association, Jasbir Singh, interacting with staff during a surprise check at ESI Hospital in Phase 7, Mohali, on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

14 ghost patients’ names come up during surprise check at Mohali ESI Hospital

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:11 AM IST
During a visit, members of Mohali Industries’ Association and area councillor found that names of 18 patients were registered at the hospital, while only four of them were physically present in the wards
When it comes to our close friend India, we are keen to share our experience, and help India ensure water for all(AP)
When it comes to our close friend India, we are keen to share our experience, and help India ensure water for all(AP)

Based on Israel’s success story, we want to help India in its quest for water | Opinion

By Ron Malka
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Israel went from being water-scarce to water-abundant. It has aided India’s efforts, and will deepen cooperation
What is happening to the Mekong today could happen tomorrow to the Brahmaputra and other Tibet-originating rivers that are the target of China’s dam builders(AFP)
What is happening to the Mekong today could happen tomorrow to the Brahmaputra and other Tibet-originating rivers that are the target of China’s dam builders(AFP)

There are lessons for India from China on dams

By Brahma Chellaney
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:22 PM IST
The proliferation of upstream dams is beginning to impose costs across Asia. Institutionalised collaboration can help
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.
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.(Unsplash)
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.(Unsplash)

Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate change strikes

Chamonix, France | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:38 AM IST
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.
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
From being ranked fourth in the state in June on redressal of complaints filed by citizens at the Chief Minister’s Window, Gurugram has now got the second position after Kurukshetra.. (Photo by Yogesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
From being ranked fourth in the state in June on redressal of complaints filed by citizens at the Chief Minister’s Window, Gurugram has now got the second position after Kurukshetra.. (Photo by Yogesh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Gurugram’s ranking improves in redressal of complaints filed at CM window

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Through an internal ranking mechanism operated by the team in Chandigarh, the city got an overall score of 81.3 based on indicators that include responsiveness, quality report, overdue and on-time disposal of complaints registered at the CM Window.
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Bheed in Marathwada. Globally, India is ranked 120 among 122 countries in the world that are facing an acute water crisis.(Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)
The dried up Bendsura Dam near Bheed in Marathwada. Globally, India is ranked 120 among 122 countries in the world that are facing an acute water crisis.(Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times)

Let’s be water wise for a secure future

By Shubhra Puri
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:18 AM IST
As per Niti Aayog, India is facing a water crisis, with around 50% population experiencing high to extreme water shortage. By next year, 21 Indian cities may run out of groundwater. Globally, India is ranked 120 among 122 countries in the world that are facing an acute water crisis.
Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit.(Bloomberg photo)
Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit.(Bloomberg photo)

Parched Marathwada faces rainfall deficit, dams still dry

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 10:35 AM IST
Drought-prone Marathwada and Vidarbha are still reeling under rainfall deficit, leading to delay in sowing kharif crops. Hundreds of villages are being supplied water with help of 451 tankers.
A train carrying water to drought-hit district will leave on Thursday from Jodhpur Railway Station.(ANI Photo)
A train carrying water to drought-hit district will leave on Thursday from Jodhpur Railway Station.(ANI Photo)

Water to be transported from Jodhpur to drought-hit Pali on daily basis via train

Jodhpur | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 08:51 PM IST
This is the first train that will be heading to Pali on Thursday to transport water in the drought-hit area.
A worker mops the operation theater at a Sudar hospital in Chennai.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
A worker mops the operation theater at a Sudar hospital in Chennai.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Worsening drought in Chennai is forcing doctors to buy water for surgery

Bloomberg | By Archana Chaudhary
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:21 PM IST
Failed rains last year and delays in this year’s annual monsoon have left nearly half of India facing drought-like conditions, according to the South Asia Drought Monitor. Tamil Nadu is trapped in a “severe dry” cycle along with other states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
Government is reorienting its flagship rural employment guarantee scheme towards water conservation by reserving at least 75% of the 2.58 billion person days expected to be generated during 2019-20 to boost water storage and agricultural activities in the country.(HT Photo)
Government is reorienting its flagship rural employment guarantee scheme towards water conservation by reserving at least 75% of the 2.58 billion person days expected to be generated during 2019-20 to boost water storage and agricultural activities in the country.(HT Photo)

Government to set aside 75% NREGS work to conserve water

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Zia Haq
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 02:18 AM IST
The move comes even as large parts of India reel under the impact of a water shortage, and with drought looming large in some cases. The IMD said on Monday that at 33%, the month of June saw the biggest deficiency in rains since 2015. Data from the Central Water Commission on June 27 said of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 62 reported 80% or below normal levels.
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson S Prakash said the statement showed the incompetence of the state government in ensuring that new projects adhered to norms. (HT file)
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson S Prakash said the statement showed the incompetence of the state government in ensuring that new projects adhered to norms. (HT file)

Karnataka may ban construction of new flats in Bengaluru for 5 years

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 07:21 AM IST
Many buildings were being constructed in Bengaluru without paying any attention to the basic amenities required for residents, said deputy chief minister.
Once completed, the project would increase water supply to the city by desalinating 150 million litres per day (MLD) of seawater.(HT Photo)
Once completed, the project would increase water supply to the city by desalinating 150 million litres per day (MLD) of seawater.(HT Photo)

Edappadi K Palaniswami lays foundation for desalination plant

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Nemmeli is located about 48 kilometres to the south of the Tamil Nadu capital and the second phase, to be implemented at a cost of ~1,689 crore; would be ready by 2021.
The government’s public works department (PWD), which maintains these bungalows and many other official buildings, owes the BMC Rs 8 crore in water bills too.(HT Photo)
The government’s public works department (PWD), which maintains these bungalows and many other official buildings, owes the BMC Rs 8 crore in water bills too.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra owes BMC Rs 45L for water bills of VIP homes

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Revenue minister Chandrakant Patil, however, told the legislative council that all dues related to the CM’s bungalow have been cleared in September 2018.
“We are supplying more than the required volume of water. If there is a local problem, it has to be dealt with by the internal distribution network of DLF and other societies,” GMDA chief engineer (infrastructure) Lalit Arora said.(HT Photo)
“We are supplying more than the required volume of water. If there is a local problem, it has to be dealt with by the internal distribution network of DLF and other societies,” GMDA chief engineer (infrastructure) Lalit Arora said.(HT Photo)

Water supply has dipped to 30 mins, allege residents in Gurugram

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 02:30 AM IST
On the other hand, GMDA officials maintained that there was no dearth of water and that supply was an issue in different neighbourhoods due to various local problems.
A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Water shortage could cut India’s food exports, says water resources minister

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 05:56 PM IST
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, however, added, “Judicious use of water can save India from future calamities.”
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) maintains the water distribution system in Sushant Lok-1. The MCG gets canal water supply from the GMDA, which is the master water supplier for the city.(HT Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) maintains the water distribution system in Sushant Lok-1. The MCG gets canal water supply from the GMDA, which is the master water supplier for the city.(HT Photo)

Power cuts hit water supply in Gurugram’s Sushant Lok 1

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 02:53 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) maintains the water distribution system in Sushant Lok-1. The MCG gets canal water supply from the GMDA, which is the master water supplier for the city.
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that the government would bring water on trains from Jolarpettai in Vellore district.(PTI PHOTO)
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday announced that the government would bring water on trains from Jolarpettai in Vellore district.(PTI PHOTO)

Political parties continue to spar on bringing water to Chennai from Vellore

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 09:58 PM IST
With the failure of the monsoon and groundwater depletion, Chennai is facing acute water shortage. While Chennai city needs 800 million litres of water per day, the government is currently providing 525 million litres.
The modus operandi involved setting up illegal borewells in secluded areas to extract water from Gurugram’s already depleted water table before selling it off to builders, residents and distributors, he said.(HT Photo)
The modus operandi involved setting up illegal borewells in secluded areas to extract water from Gurugram’s already depleted water table before selling it off to builders, residents and distributors, he said.(HT Photo)

Cashing in on city’s water shortage: Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 04:06 AM IST
A few days later, a photographer and I conducted a recce in different areas of the city to find out if what he said was really happening. We wanted to see how many such “businesses” were thriving, how the water mafia actually operated, and the areas they supplied to.
A woman fills vessels with potable water from a handpump, in Chennai which is reeling under a severe water shortage.(PTI)
A woman fills vessels with potable water from a handpump, in Chennai which is reeling under a severe water shortage.(PTI)

DMK turns up heat on TN government to end water crisis, ministers pray

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 04:39 PM IST
The DMK’s recently elected MPs, MLAs, district secretaries, and other senior workers led the protest. DMK Principal Secretary and party’s parliamentary committee leader TR Baalu led the protest in Tambaram, Chennai.
Several areas of Dehradun are facing acute water shortage leading to tankers beings used to supply water.(Vinay Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Several areas of Dehradun are facing acute water shortage leading to tankers beings used to supply water.(Vinay Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Water shortage worsens as tourist influx peaks in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Nainital/Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi and Suparna Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:26 PM IST
An official of the tourism department said it was for the first time that Nainital was witnessing such an unprecedented rush of tourists, primarily due to the ongoing heat wave in North Indian plains.
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.
Jojari flows from the north-east to south-west, 83 km from the hills near Pondlu village in Nagaur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Jojari flows from the north-east to south-west, 83 km from the hills near Pondlu village in Nagaur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Industrial effluents choke Jojari

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Textile and steel rerolling units operating in the Jodhpur industrial area have been releasing untreated polluted water into the Jojari river for the last several years.
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.
The chief minister marched in Tughlakabad on Sunday and interacted with the residents.(Ht Photo)
The chief minister marched in Tughlakabad on Sunday and interacted with the residents.(Ht Photo)

Tughlakabad will get water supply in a week: Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 08:29 AM IST
With water supply lines installed in the area, residents will now get drinking water in the taps in their houses, and allay their dependence on the Delhi Jal Board’s (DJB) water tankers.
Water shortage is a major issue in the national capital. In 2015 assembly elections, solving the water crisis in the city was one of the key poll promises of the AAP, which came to power with a thumping majority – bagging 67 out of the 70 Assembly seats.(HT Photo)
Water shortage is a major issue in the national capital. In 2015 assembly elections, solving the water crisis in the city was one of the key poll promises of the AAP, which came to power with a thumping majority – bagging 67 out of the 70 Assembly seats.(HT Photo)

Arvind Kejriwal holds rally in Deoli, promises water pipelines soon

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 08:51 AM IST
In Deoli, Kejriwal promised its residents that the water shortage problem in the area will be solved within four 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.
Increasing tourist influx, coupled with rampant construction, has put additional pressure on rich biodiversity, water resources and the green cover of Mussoorie.(HT File)
Increasing tourist influx, coupled with rampant construction, has put additional pressure on rich biodiversity, water resources and the green cover of Mussoorie.(HT File)

Threats to Mussoorie’s ecology due to overexploitation, demographic changes

Hindustan Times, Mussoorie | By Ajay Ramola
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 02:48 PM IST
The changes have led to problems like acute water shortage, traffic congestion, inadequate parking space and shortage of enough living space in the small hill station.
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