Sunday, Oct 17, 2021

Water Shortage / Water Scarcity

Himachal Pradesh Approves Rs 1,813 Crore World Bank Project To End Shimla's Water Woes

Aug 25, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet has approved a draft package for a Rs 1,813 crore World Bank-funded project to secure a 24x7 water supply in Shimla.

Water Crunch In Shimla For 15 Days As Floods Raise Silt In Rivers

Aug 01, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Shimla Municipal Corporation is under attack from the citizens and elected councillors questioning Mayor Satya Koundal about the drinking water crisis.

Mobile Internet Disruptions Seen In Iran Amid Water Protests

While landline service continues, NetBlocks warned its analysis and user reports were 'consistent with a regional internet shutdown intended to control protests'

Iran Police Open Fire During Water Protest In Southwestern Iran

Jul 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

In the past, water scarcity has prompted irate Iranians to take to the streets. For weeks, the country has been subjected to rolling blackouts, owing in part to what authorities describe as a severe drought.

Jaipur, Indore Among 30 Cities To Face 'Water Risk' By 2050. What About Your City?

Report highlights water risks of 30 Indian cities by 2030

21 October, 2020

Shimla: Water In The News, For The Right Reasons

Ashwani Sharma

After an acute water crisis till 2018, the hill station now has an ambitious project to meet the needs of 2050.

14 May, 2020

We Should Prepare For Severe Water Shortage In A Post COVID-19 World

Dr. Manas Ranjan Senapati

Fresh water is a renewable resource, yet the world's supply of groundwater is steadily decreasing, with depletion occurring most prominently in Asia, South America and North America.

27 August, 2019

Water Dues Of Four Delhi Colonies To Be Waived, Will Benefit Over 10 Lakh People: Kejriwal


Addressing a press conference here in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said 10.5 lakh people living in these colonies will be benefitted by this move.

19 July, 2019

UP Govt Comes Up With 'Half Glass Water' Policy To Save Water

Outlook Web Bureau

In an order that has been implemented with immediate effect, Principal Secretary of the Vidhan Sabha Pradeep Dubey has said that half-filled glasses of water should be served in all offices and canteens.

12 July, 2019

50-Wagon Train With 2.5 Million Litres Water Arrives In Parched Chennai

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami had announced the state government's plans to transport 10 million litres of water daily by rail from Jolarpettai to meet the needs of parched Chennai.

04 July, 2019

Put Matter To Rest: Rajnath Singh To Opposition On Kiran Bedi's Water Crisis Tweet

Outlook Web Bureau

Rajnath Singh said the Home Ministry had taken notice of Kiran Bedi's remarks -- in which she blamed 'corrupt politics' of Tamil Nadu for the water crisis in Chennai.


30 June, 2019

Amid Water Scarcity In Country, PM Modi Pitches For Water Conservation In 'Mann Ki Baat'

Outlook Web Bureau

In the first address in the second edition of monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat', the prime minister also said 'one size fits all' approach is not required in water conservation.

27 June, 2019

'We Can Change The World': Leonardo DiCaprio Draws Attention To Chennai Water Crisis

Outlook Web Bureau

DiCaprio's environmental activism stretches as far back as 1998 when he established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness.

24 June, 2019

Padma Shri Award Did Not Help Me, People Are Not Giving Me Any Work: 'Canal Man Of Odisha' Daitari Naik

Outlook Web Bureau

70- year-old Dharaitri Naik gained prominence, when he carved out a three-kilometre canal from the Gonasika mountains so that the water stream could irrigate the parched land below, in the wake of lack of water in his village, that caused a major trouble to him and to the people in his village.

21 June, 2019

Kerala Says Tamil Nadu Declined Its Offer Of 20 Lakh Litres Drinking Water

Outlook Web Bureau

Though chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office contacted the Tamil Nadu CMO on the offer, the neighbouring state informed that 'at present, there is no need for the help', it said.

16 June, 2019

UP Family Writes To PM Modi Seeking Permission To End Life Over Contaminated Water

Outlook Web Bureau

Chandrapal Singh, a farmer from Hasayan block in Hathras, has been making rounds of government officials with complaints about the water in the area tasting like brine (salty).

16 June, 2019

Chennai Looks To Beat Its Water Woes – In Curious Ways

G.C. Shekhar

The worst water crisis in more than two decades has Chennai totally parched.


13 June, 2019

Maharashtra Govt To Stop Diversion Of Water To Sharad Pawar's Bastion Baramati

Outlook Web Bureau

During the recent Lok Sabha poll campaign, BJP leader Ranjit Naik-Nimbalkar raised the issue of distribution of 'additional' water to Baramati.

Photo Gallery

Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

PTI Photo

Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

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BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu