The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has announced a 20 per cent cut in water supply from midnight tonight as it looks to cope with the crisis arising out of the "poor rainfall" received by the city in June.
The Sikkim government has launched a massive initiative to revive and restore dying natural springs to address the water problem, especially in the rural areas. It has led to a 15 percent enhancement in spring discharges.
Leading water scientists have issued a warning that in the short span of one or two generations, most of the 9 billion people on Earth will be suffering from fresh water woes if any major reforms are not made.
With Delhi having to rely heavily on neighbouring states for supply of water, the Delhi Jal Board has decided to recycle and reuse waste water in a major way to help meet the growing demand of the city.
Nineteen years after many people died in a water tragedy that struck the Taj city, residents of Agra continue to battle water pollution in the Yamuna river and suffer health hazards caused by the municipal water supply.
Rejecting "negative propaganda" over the Indus waters row, India has made it clear that Pakistan`s water woes arise from its internal domestic problems and called for adherence to the 1960 Indus Water Treaty.