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Tag: Water Scarcity

Villagers In Odisha CM's Home District Cry For Water, Threaten Poll Boycott
Villagers In Odisha CM's Home District Cry For Water, Threaten Poll Boycott 

Tears rolled down the wrinkled cheeks of an octogenarian while narrating the villagers’ daily struggle to get a drop of water since decades.

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Unavailability Of Doctors, Water Scarcity Haunt Rural Odisha

Allegations of shortage of doctors and scarcity of water rocked Bhadrak and Banki on Saturday when locals resorted to protest at both the places

Odisha: 'Defunct' Drinking Water Project In Konark Irks Locals
Odisha: 'Defunct' Drinking Water Project In Konark Irks Locals

A large number out of the 260 hand pumps and 72 stand posts installed in Konark NAC, are defunct, alleges locals.

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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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One In Five Children Globally Faces Water Scarcity: UNICEF

United Nations: More than 1.42 billion people across the world, including 450 million children, live in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability. This means one in every five children worldwide does not have enough water to meet their everyday needs, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday. According to a new UNICEF […]

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Lottery For Water In Odisha Town: Winner Gets A Bucketful

Chhatrapur (Ganjam): Around 50 families at the Station Road in the district headquarters town have resorted to a bizarre innovation for getting a bucketful of drinking water from a lone stand-post in their locality. An instant lottery system is played out every day to decide who gets the quota first. Reason: water comes for only […]

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Ahead Of Summer, Water Woes Crop Up Across Odisha

Balasore/Nuapada: Summer is still a few days away, but the drinking water problems have returned to many villages across Odisha sparking resentment. Be it near a tube well or pond, the sight of long queues of women with pots on their head greets one in many places. While in some villages the problem is just […]

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Odisha Govt Gears Up To Improve Groundwater Table In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Close on the heels of reports that suggested drop of groundwater level by a whopping 35 percent in the district, the State government on Sunday rolled up its sleeves to take stock of the situation and tackle the crisis. Four Executive Engineers of Water Resources department of the State government reportedly visited Aul and […]

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Water supply curtailed in Paradip township

Paradip: Amid deficit in rainfall due to erratic monsoon this season, acute water crisis has hit Paradip port township. As per reports, the port authorities in the township today informed that domestic water supply from Taladanda Canal will be reduced till the water shortage is resolved. The port authorities today announced that supplied water will […]

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Forest Department Gears Up To Tackle Water Scarcity In Rourkela

Rourkela: With an objective to resolve the issue of water scarcity during summer season in Rourkela, the Forest department officials have started a new project in the Steel City by preserving rainwater. As per official sources, a hill watershed project in Durgapur hill has been taken up at a cost of Rs 4 crore to […]

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Water Crisis: Farming Hit By Drought-like Situation In Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Acute water shortage has massively affected the agricultural activities causing a drought-like situation in several parts of Sambalpur district. The farming community has alleged that, though it is monsoon, the peak time for agriculture, they are yet to begin the agrarian works as there is no water in their fields. Hundreds of farmers in […]

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DMK protests, AIADMK seeks rain Gods' blessings

Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s Opposition DMK on Saturday began protests across the state against the AIADMK government’s failure to take prompt action to meet the state’s water crisis. The ruling party officials, meanwhile, were holding yagnas in temples seeking God’s blessings for the rains. With Chennai and several other places in Tamil Nadu facing an acute […]

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Kandhamal farmers face hardship due to water scarcity

Pulbani: Large parts of agricultural land in Kandhamal district have now turned into parched land following water scarcity following which hundreds of farmers of the tribal-dominated district are now a dejected lot as there is neither any irrigation facility nor adequate rainfall in the area. The peasants have also alleged that they are yet to […]

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Cyclone Fani Aftermath: Protests in Bhubaneswar over lack of electricity, drinking water

Bhubaneswar: Demanding supply of drinking water and electricity, hundreds of cyclone Fani-affected residents of Bhubaneswar staged road blockade in front of the Rail Sadan on Jayadev Vihar-Nandankanan Road today. The road blockade led to disruption in traffic movement on the route, which is considered to be one of the busiest roads in the capital city. […]

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Odisha reels under intense heat wave; water scarcity hits Sonepur

Bhubaneswar: Normal life across Odisha, particularly in western districts, has been adversely affected following an intense heat wave condition, which is prevailing for the last one week. As many as 15 places of the State recorded temperature over 40 degree Celsius on Saturday. Mercury rose to 45 degree Celsius in Titlagarh followed by Bolangir and […]

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Villagers face acute drinking water shortage in Sambalpur

Sambalpur:  With the onset of summer, residents of Nuapada village under Sambalpur Municipal Corporation limits in the district are now staring at acute drinking water crisis. The sole tube-well in the village is now unable to cater to the drinking water requirements of nearly 50 households. As a result, the villagers have to walk 2 […]

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Women gherao BDO over water scarcity in Tangi

Cuttack: Hundreds of women from Kairapari village under Kotasahi panchayat  gheraoed the Tangi Block development officer(BDO ) inside his office protesting drinking water crisis in the area. According to sources, the ‘Swajaldhara’ water project has stopped functioning while the sole tube-well in the village is also lying defunct for the past four months. As a […]

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Locals block road with empty vessels in Koraput

Koraput: Palpable tension prevailed at Dashmantpur area in the district after locals staged a unique protest by placing empty vessels on the road alleging drinking water crisis in the area. Vehicular movement came to a grinding halt between Koraput to Dashmantpur on account of the protest. As per reports, a drinking water project was launched […]

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Villagers dig canal on their own to irrigate farmland in Nuapada

Khariar: After their repeated pleas fell on deaf ears, the villagers of Balipati under Khariar block of Nuapada district dug up a temporary canal to irrigate their farmland. The move came after the government officials failed to expedite the work on the Sahakata small irrigation project. Without waiting for help from district administration, the villagers […]

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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 […]

Women protest water scarcity, allege government apathy in Bolangir

Bolangir: At a time when several parts of Odisha are witnessing flood fury, the residents of Western Odisha are still facing water crisis. Perturbed over acute water scarcity even in rainy season, the residents of Hatisalpada here took to streets today as a mark of protest against administrative apathy. Scores of women staged road blockade […]

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Pratap Jena effigy burnt protesting water scarcity in Mahanga

Cuttack/Deogarh: Villagers at Lalitgiri in Mahanga Tehsil of Cuttack district staged a road blockade and burnt effigy of Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena protesting water scarcity in the area today. The villagers alleged that despite sanction of money from MP Baijayant Jay Panda’s MPLAD fund for construction of bore wells, the work has […]

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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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Sans water, electricity for 72 hours, Patnagarh locals take to streets

Bolangir: Vehicular movement in Patnagarh NAC of Bolangir district came to a standstill today as locals burnt tyres and staged agitation on the streets protesting power failure and water scarcity in the area for the past 72 hours. Talking to OTV a local alleged, “We have taken to the streets as we have not received […]

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Water scarcity: Locals block National Highway in Bolangir

Bolangir: Vehicular movement came to a standstill between Bolangir and Kantabanji as locals staged a road blockade on the national highway (NH) near Belpada protesting water scarcity in Belpada area under Patnagarh subdivision of the district. Large number of people, including women, blocked the NH and demanded immediate supply of drinking water to all households in the area. “We […]

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