As Delhi-NCR's ground water level drops to new lows, Oineetom Ojha reports on how realtors are responding to the impending water crunch with smart solutions.

प्यासी दिल्ली, सरकार खामोश, इस मुद्दे पर बात करने के लिए आईबीएन7 के साथ दिल्ली से मौजूद हैं आम आदमी पार्टी के प्रवक्ता सोमनाथ भारती, कांग्रेस की प्रवक्ता अमृता धवन, स्टूडियो में मौजूद हैं बीजेपी नेता अश्विनी उपाध्याय, और सेंटर फॉर साइंड एंड एनवायरनमेंट यानी सीएसई की वॉटर टीम के प्रमुख सुरेश रोहिला।

2015 is a pivotal year for water issues globally. To celebrate #WorldWaterDay, UNDP, UN-Water and SIWI - in partnership with One Water project at University of Miami, have produced a film on water and sustainable development. Join in this year’s celebrations, as the world focuses on water and sustainable development and we announce this year’s Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Previous Laureates, Rita Colwell, Tony Allan and Sunita Narain join UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson to raise the voice of water as ".. a precondition for human existence".

GUWAHATI, March 24

Local Politicos Active In Operating Mines As Toxic Dust Chokes State
Bicholim (Goa): As the famous sun-soaked Calangute beach gets decked up for yet another Christmas and New year parties, villagers of Shirgao situated a few kilometres away try to find new ways to escape the halo of toxic red dust that enter their drawing rooms every day.

Shirgao has three mines

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.