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  • In pics | Venezuelans finds incredible ways to fight against water shortage Jun 27, 2020 02:47 PM IST

    In pics | Venezuelans finds incredible ways to fight against water shortage

    During the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, water is even more important to protect against the pandemic. Residents have no other choice than to hunt for water, breaking a nationwide quarantine that was imposed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Bengaluru households to be billed individually for water usage from 2020 Oct 15, 2019 09:34 AM IST

    Bengaluru households to be billed individually for water usage from 2020

    Once in effect, the law will be applicable to every flat in a building, effectively ensuring that all households become conscientious about water wastage

  • JAL: India's first water museum expected to launch in 2019 Aug 02, 2019 02:49 PM IST

    JAL: India's first water museum expected to launch in 2019

    JAL is India’s first water museum, in Chowkaria, a village 12km from Udaipur .It will explore the relationship between water and technology and provide expert advice in water auditing, harvesting and conserving

  • Reporter's Take | Chennai real estate hit due to water scarcity Jul 12, 2019 04:58 PM IST

    Reporter's Take | Chennai real estate hit due to water scarcity

    Construction and real estate sector requires a lot of water which is just not available.

  • Water crisis in Chennai to impact construction activity; projects may be delayed by 6-9 months Jul 12, 2019 04:18 PM IST

    Water crisis in Chennai to impact construction activity; projects may be delayed by 6-9 months

    The supply-starved office market will probably take the biggest hit as the much-needed new buildings slated for a 2021-22 launch will not be able to meet their delivery timelines

  • Train carrying water from Jolarpettai arrives in parched Chennai Jul 12, 2019 02:55 PM IST

    Train carrying water from Jolarpettai arrives in parched Chennai

    Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis, facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, with the four reservoirs supplying water to the city running dry.

  • Mission Paani | 'Citizen participation critical in averting water crisis' Jul 09, 2019 08:42 PM IST

    Mission Paani | 'Citizen participation critical in averting water crisis'

    This special podcast is a part of Network 18’s Mission Paani campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the water crisis in India.

  • Centre scrambles to tackle worst water crisis in decades Jul 09, 2019 11:43 AM IST

    Centre scrambles to tackle worst water crisis in decades

    Over 400 officials have been dispatched to 256 of the most water-stressed districts.As many as 446 director and deputy secretary level officers will serve as block nodal officers

  • The 2019-20 Union Budget ignores the water crisis Jul 05, 2019 07:02 PM IST

    The 2019-20 Union Budget ignores the water crisis

    The government has talked a lot about what they want to do to address the challenges related to water but the budgetary allocations don’t show the same urgency

  • Budget 2019 | Water gets a priority tag but solving the problem requires policies and action plans Jul 05, 2019 04:16 PM IST

    Budget 2019 | Water gets a priority tag but solving the problem requires policies and action plans

    The budget speech delivered by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was conspicuously skimpy on agriculture and water. The budget highlights make a brief mention of a Jal Shakti Abhiyan focussing on 1592 over-exploited and critical blocks

  • Budget 2019 | All eyes on Jal Shakti ministry as India's water crisis deepens Jul 05, 2019 07:39 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | All eyes on Jal Shakti ministry as India's water crisis deepens

    According to a NITI Aayog report, India will run out of ground water in the next 10 years. Close to 40 percent of India will not get access to drinking water by 2030.

  • The new plan to solve India’s water crisis Jul 04, 2019 03:11 PM IST

    The new plan to solve India’s water crisis

    The government’s urgent water conservation push faces its first test by end-September. Will it deliver? The failure to preserve natural aquifers and catchments is most evident in the rate of groundwater depletion, which is the only fallback

  • Editor's Take | Worst water crisis in India's history Jul 02, 2019 05:09 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Worst water crisis in India's history

    Nearly 75 percent households in the country do not have access to drinking water on their premises, while around 70 percent of the freshwater available in the country is contaminated.

  • Protest through art, music to highlight Chennai water crisis Jun 30, 2019 08:03 PM IST

    Protest through art, music to highlight Chennai water crisis

    Civic activists, students and senior citizens participated in the protest organised by Arapoor Iyakkam, an NGO.

  • RWH should be taken up on war footing: Rajinikanth Jun 29, 2019 08:25 PM IST

    RWH should be taken up on war footing: Rajinikanth

    The city is facing a severe crisis with all four major reservoirs supplying water going bone dry, forcing residents to look for alternatives to tide over the crisis.

  • Central Commission study shows marginal increase in water resources Jun 28, 2019 10:06 PM IST

    Central Commission study shows marginal increase in water resources

    Data of 30 years (1985-2015) were taken for the study which was also done in collaboration with ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC).

  • As Bengaluru's water supply options dry up, city, State govt proposes a 5-year construction ban Jun 28, 2019 03:36 PM IST

    As Bengaluru's water supply options dry up, city, State govt proposes a 5-year construction ban

    Property experts said the move could reduce new real estate supply in the market, and inflate property prices in Bengaluru.

  • No construction of apartments in Bengaluru for next 5 yrs due to water shortage? Jun 27, 2019 10:26 PM IST

    No construction of apartments in Bengaluru for next 5 yrs due to water shortage?

    Karnataka's deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said that there's a gap between the construction of new residential apartments and the amenities provided to these spaces

  • How reviving a dry river helped villages avoid water crisis in Vellore Jun 19, 2019 09:13 PM IST

    How reviving a dry river helped villages avoid water crisis in Vellore

    The river, called Naganadhi, was the primary source of water for the region but had been dry for around 15 years.

  • Paper plates and spoons, fewer washrooms, limited working hours: Industries in Chennai try to cope with water crisis Jun 17, 2019 04:10 PM IST

    Paper plates and spoons, fewer washrooms, limited working hours: Industries in Chennai try to cope with water crisis

    Many restaurants have also reduced the number of meals served.

  • Chennai may face water crisis as private tankers go on indefinite strike Oct 16, 2018 03:21 PM IST

    Chennai may face water crisis as private tankers go on indefinite strike

    The Tamil Nadu Private Water Tanker Operators Association began the strike on October 15, halting nearly 4,136 water tankers from serving in and around the city.

  • UAE looks towards Antarctica iceberg for drinking water Jul 03, 2018 08:01 PM IST

    UAE looks towards Antarctica iceberg for drinking water

    This project also provides a unique distinction to UAE as the first desert country to offer glacial tourism.

  • Shimla water crisis: Civic body proposes 10 percent hike in water charges Jun 22, 2018 05:28 PM IST

    Shimla water crisis: Civic body proposes 10 percent hike in water charges

    Water is still being rationed in the capital city of Himachal Pradesh with supply being provided every alternate day.

  • India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti Aayog report Jun 15, 2018 10:45 AM IST

    India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti Aayog report

    The report, titled 'Composite Water Management Index' released by Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari, further said the crisis is only going to get worse.

  • India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti report Jun 14, 2018 09:58 PM IST

    India suffering worst water crisis in history, says Niti report

    The report states that about 60 crore people facing high to extreme water stress and about two lakh people dying every year due to inadequate access to safe water.

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