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PONDA: The authorities looking into the water crisis at OPA dam are now pinning all their hopes on the expected rainfall this monsoon season as they have run out of all other emergency measures.

India typically witnesses water scarcity during summer months, but the situation this year is particularly grim in western and southern states

Nainital: With Gaula river, lifeline of Haldwani, touching its lowest level in six years, threat of acute water scarcity looms large in the city and its adjoining areas.

"With 1,544 cubic meters per capita availability, India is already a water-stressed country and is moving towards becoming water-scarce," Madhya Pradesh Public Health Minister Sukhdev Panse said.

Manjeera water will be released on May 30. Within a couple of days, water will reach Nizamabad and Bodhan towns.

A report submitted by the committee to the NGT on April 30 said RO plants were being installed indiscriminately without considering quality or source of raw water.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said not less than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the country.

The department is supplying drinking water for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evenings.

District Collector Naval Kishore Ram on Wednesday said over 200 tankers are being used to provide water to these villages but the number of tankers is expected to rise.

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