Water woes for Bangaloreans will continue with fresh government data demonstrating that the current level of water supply in India's IT capital is almost four thousand million cubic metre short of the requirement, exposing 22 lakh people to water scarcity every year.

Every drop countsThe shortfall is in the prevailing situation. If City aquifers become barren due to over-exploitation, an additional 24 lakh will have a tough time getting their daily water supply from civic authorities, geologists have forewarned. The warning is based on water data collected by the Karnataka government's mines and geology department from 10 deep wells in Bangalore, between April and December 2011.

Ground water levels are being measured four times a year during January, April/ May, August and November. The regime monitoring started in the year 1969 by Central Ground Water Board. At present a network of 14966 observation wells located all over the country is being monitored.

New Delhi: After a delay of some years, the controversial groundwater Bill is finally ready to be presented to the Delhi cabinet.

Work to construct rainwater harvesting structures in stormwater drain network to begin next month

Work on construction of rainwater harvesting structures in stormwater drains by the Chennai Corporation is expected to begin in May when the water table is the lowest in the city. The civic body had announced that over 5,000 rainwater harvesting structures would come up across the city.

Hampered by inadequate manpower, lack of statutory power

Amid widespread apprehensions over the quality of water supplied through an estimated 400 tanker lorries in the district, the Groundwater Department remains a mute spectator thanks to the lack of statutory authority and adequate manpower.

The State government has submitted a proposal to the Centre to release Rs 2,200 crore fund for drought management. But the Centre has not released any amount till date, said the former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.

During his visit to Ammerahalli tank on Thursday, he said if the Centre releases the amount without any partiality, relief works will be started immediately in all the drought-hit districts of the State.

Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA) is a campaign and functional network of grassroots organization, resource organization and development professionals working towards understanding and strategically evolving local drinking water security framework through village-based solutions in the flood-prone regions of north Bihar.

India is one of the most water-short countries in the world. With 16% of the world’s population and only 4% of total available freshwater, India is challenged by overall and relative water scarcity.

Srinagar, March 28: The findings of “Census 2011 - Housing and Household Amenities” have revealed that nearly 50 per cent of the households across the state lack toilet facilities while less than 3

An acute water scarcity has hit hundreds of residential colonies in the surrounding municipalities with over 2,000 public borewells having gone dry even before the peak summer months. Over 800 new colonies in the peripheral areas, which do not have an underground water supply network, depend on public and domestic borewells, besides the mobile tankers.