Ahmedabad: For almost six years commercial buildings in the newly acquired areas in the new west zone of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) have been denied water connections. These areas include Bodakdev, Thaltej, Vejalpur, Jodhpur gam, Ghatlodiya, Chandlodiya, Ranip and Kali. The issue had been in the backburner for long and has often led to brawls between the political and executive wings of the AMC. This time, some members of the standing committee are planning to take this issue up with the municipal commissioner.

New Delhi: Drinking water is supposed to be one of India’s success stories — the government says it met its Millennium Development Goal on water five years ahead of time, and that its rural drinkin

KOCHI: Summer is the cruellest for the people of Kuttanad as drinking water would be the most sought-after thing in Kuttanad. The waterlogged areas of Kuttanad like Chambakulam, Edathua, Kainakary and Thayankari are reeling under acute shortage of potable water.

According to the people in Edathua, more than six wards of the panchayat have no water pipeline connection and the drinking water is brought here in boats from distant places.

The Central Travancore district of Pathanamthitta, especially its hilly tracts, is fast sliding into the grip of acute drinking water scarcity.

The summer had an early onset in January. Wells and natural streams in the hilly areas of Ranni, Konni and Adoor started drying up from mid-January onwards, leaving the common people in a difficult situation.

Groundwater levels plummet; dried up wells, boreswells and tanks a common sight

A drinking water crisis looms large over Anantapur district. With the monsoon playing truant and the water from the Tungabhadra High Level canal mismanaged, groundwater levels around the district have plummeted to depths unheard of before. Dried up bores, wells and tanks are the order of the day in the district.

CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Monday allowed construction of Indian Oil Corporation Limited’s (IOCL) water intake well on the Mahanadi river bed here with the condition of dredging the reservo

GURGAON: The city's dependence on groundwater to meet its daily demand has prompted the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to dig 'shock-wells' in parks, green belts and community buildings

GURGAON: From next week the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is all set to crack the whip on illegal borewells in DLF plotted colonies in the city.

It will also repair 8,000 borewells across the City

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is all set to hire over 120 private water tankers, besides using 70-odd tankers owned by the Board to quench the growing thirst this summer.

Last year, an inspector was assaulted for not supplying water

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) seems to have learnt its lessons from the bitter experiences last summer. It has appointed special officers, mainly assistant executive engineers and assistant engineers, in each division to streamline the water distribution system.