Dhanbad, June 17: Branded one of the most of the polluted cities of the country, Dhanbad lacks even the most basic civic infrastructure. A faulty drainage system, erratic power supply, ill-planned colonies, shortage of drinking water and diminishing employment opportunities typify the coal capital.

Ranchi, March 28: Technical snags forced a shutdown at Patratu Thermal Power Station in Ramgarh, plunging the capital and 11 districts into darkness today. The situation is unlikely to improve in the next four days.

Power outage and scarcity of water have turned serious in Sylhet city for the last few days, causing immense sufferings to the people.

Currently, the city is getting only 50MW power against the total demand for 100MW, said sources at Power Development Board, Sylhet.

The city corporation is supplying only one-third of the demand of water to the residents of limited areas.

Infrastructure plays a vital role in any economy and, in particular, in attracting investments. Gujarat realised this many years ago. If Gujarat has been among the most industrialised States of India, it is because of its ability to surge ahead on the infrastructure front irrespective of politics.

As many as 91 projects in water sector were being implemented while 16 electricity supply schemes were underway in various parts of Balochistan, official sources told APP here on Sunday. These projects aimed at providing clean drinking water and electricity supply facilities to the people in the province, the sources said, adding that the government would construct 54 more small dams in different districts aimed at resolving water scarcity problems in the province.

Hesco's unannounced loadshedding is costing people living in various pockets of the city dearly because they are not only experiencing acute water shortage but paying exorbitant rates to private water tanker owners for getting supply of water. Almost all water reservoirs of Wasa have been hit by non-supply of electricity while on account of non-availability of required number of water tankers the Wasa is unable to reach any locality hit by water shortage.

Several parts of the city continued to experience an acute shortage of water on Monday because of faulty water distribution system and frequent power failures, which have been badly affecting pumping

An acute shortage of irrigation water, which is also a major source of drinking water for over 1.2 million people of the coastal area, has on the one hand done irreparable harm to standing crops, fish

Recently undertaken research has revealed that Karachi's water tanker mafia, which generates an estimated Rs49.6 billion annually, siphons off over 272mgd

WATER shortage is becoming more and more acute in Thane and Ghodbunder road area. They are going without water supply for the last three days and this has resulted in public protests against the TMC. The TMC has, however, put the blame on the state irrigation department and sought a high-level discussion to end the crises. The problem of water scarcity has engulfed Vartak Nagar, Bhim Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Indira Nagar, Ram Nagar and Manpada, as well as other high-rise areas on Ghodbunder Road since the last two weeks. These areas have been going without proper water supply for more than three days a week since the past two weeks. These areas require 34 Million Litres per Day (MLD) of water but the situation has resulted in the water supply going down by more than 10-12 MLD everyday. Residents of several areas do not even get drinking water due to the recent situation. The anger of the residents is growing day by day.

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