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Tag: Water Crisis

Unending Crisis Of Bonda Tribe
Malkangiri’s Bonda Tribe Continues To Reel Under Water Crisis

Malkangiri’s Bonda Tribe Continues To Reel Under Water Crisis

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Shocking! Residents In Khordha Forced To Buy Drinking Water

Khordha: Though shortage of drinking water is not a new phenomenon during summer, three panchayats in Tangi block of Khordha have turned into a grim face of crisis where the…

Op-Ed: Dry 2025! How Water Will Shape The Future Of Odisha

Extraction is both a boon and bane for Odisha. While mineral extraction has become the lifeline of the economy, water extraction is the death knell. Rental economy perpetrated by the mineral industry has created a huge void in the management of natural resources and water is most basic and most vital to our existence. There […]

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Odisha: Thirst Forces Women In This Sundargarh Village Trek Miles To Fetch Water

Sundargarh: Women walking miles with pitchers on their head is a familiar scene in Dumdumpada village under Rajgangpur block in the district. With drinking water scarcity getting worse by the day and perennial water sources drying up, the villagers have turned to a stream miles away to meet their daily needs. Around 15 families who […]

Groundwater depletion raises concerns for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the State is already facing acute water crisis due to lack of sufficient rainfall, people expressed deep concerns after Odisha Water Resources Minister, Raghunandan Das on Thursday informed that the groundwater level has decreased by 6.71 per cent between 2009 and 2017 in the State. In his written reply to […]

Modi Govt Launches 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan' For Water Conservation

New Delhi: On the lines of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the Central government on Monday launched ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ – a campaign for water conservation and water security, in the wake of an acute water crisis in the country. Teams of officers from the Central government will visit and work with district administration in 1,592 […]

DiCaprio steers attention to Chennai water crisis

Los Angeles: Oscar winning Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, known for his environmental activism, has raised awareness about the ongoing water crisis in Chennai. DiCaprio took to Instagram to share a photograph of a dry well. He wrote: “‘Only rain can save Chennai from this situation.’ A well, completely empty, and a city without water. The […]

PM's top priority: Solve UP water crisis before 2022 polls

BY DEEPAK SHARMA New Delhi: By 2021, a year before Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls, India’s largest state would have enough water to quench the thirst of its over 20 crore people. After writing personal letters to UP’s village pradhans to conserve water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now instructed Union Jal Shakti Minister […]

PM writes personal letter to village pradhans on saving rainwater

New Delhi: Concerned about the water crisis in rural areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a personal letter to ‘Gram Pradhans'(village chiefs) requesting them to conserve rainwater during the forthcoming monsoon. The letters, signed by the PM, have been hand-delivered to the pradhans through respective Distric t Magistrates and Collectors in the districts. In several rural […]

Ahead of summer, drinking water crisis deepens in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Despite allocation of crores of rupees for provision of safe drinking water to the people, there are several areas of the State like Telkoi block in Keonjhar where people have already started to feel the pinch of the deepening water crisis ahead of scorching summer. Locals of Sibanarayanpur have alleged that while they have […]

Sonepur village still grappling with drinking water problems

Sonepur: Residents of Bankighirdi village of Sonepur district have been living amid acute drinking water shortage. Even though pipes have been laid and water stand posts have been erected, residents are not getting water -thanks to defunct tube wells, leaking pipes and above all, government apathy. Elaborating about the issue, villager Aranga Sahu said “Neither […]

Locals stage road blockade over drinking water scarcity in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Residents of Sandaibeta village in Nabarangpur district staged demonstration today alleging drinking water crisis in the area. According to sources, locals staged road blockade on NH-26 holding empty utensils. Though the village is situated near Nabarangpur town, the residents still face acute water scarcity, the protestors alleged. “Today we have staged a road blockade […]

Defunct water projects mounts water crisis in Balasore

Soro: Even though the State government is spending crores of rupees for setting up water tanks at several places, people are still facing problems due to water crisis in Soro block of Balasore district. Several water supply projects have become defunct after a few days of its inauguration at a few places while some projects […]

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Empty vessels on roads make women’s voices heard demanding water supply

Nayagarh: Come summer and water crisis is back to haunt Narendrapur under Sarankul of Nayagarh district with women of the village staging a demonstration by blocking the road squatting with empty water pots. They were demanding immediate supply of drinking water to all households in the area. Sources said vehicular movement came to a standstill […]

Water woes: Cuttack, Belpahar residents stage protest

Cuttack/Jharsuguda: Residents of Ward-48 here staged a dharna in front of the office of the Public Health Department (PHD) executive engineer today protesting water crisis. Shouting slogans the protesters demanded immediate supply of drinking water in their locality. In a similar incident, the residents of Ward-2 and 11 of Belpahar block in Jharsuguda district staged […]

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Water shortage makes life miserable for villagers in Puri, Kalahandi 

Puri/Kalahandi: At a time when the state is reeling under  heatwave condition, people in some places of Puri and Kalahandi are facing acute water scarcity. In Brahmagiri block of Puri district, locals of as many as 15 different villages allege that in spite of overhead tank for mass water supply installed seven years ago, pipelines […]

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Rayagada water crisis; govt projects still on papers

Rayagada: At a time when most of the places in the State are already facing water scarcity issue, apathy of the concerned departments to materialise the government projects is worsening the situation. Bhanwari village under Kalyansinghpur block in the district is a home to 12 families of Niyamgiri Dongria Kondh tribal group. They depend on […]

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Admin constructs cross bund over Kuakhai to battle water crisis

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh’s unilateral construction of barrages on upstream Mahanadi and apprehensions of worsening water crisis has geared up the administration to stock and conserve water of its tributary Kuakhai by building a cross bund. With the onset of pre-summer season water shortage can be felt in Mahanadi so the condition is worse in its tributary […]

Despite drought, water level in Odisha reservoirs satisfactory

Bhubaneswar: While severe drought in the country has triggered acute water crisis in some states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan where the water level in the reservoirs in these states has receded alarmingly, in Odisha, the situation is comparatively much better as the water level in major reservoirs is found to be satisfactory.

Water woes: Irate villagers stage rail roko

Jharsugada: Irate residents of Lechuapada village under Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda district staged a rail roko and held a protest against acute shortage of drinking water in the village on Sunday.