The current water stored at 91 major reservoirs, monitored by Central Water Commission (CWC), across India is less than last year's average storage and is also lower than the average storage in last 10 years.
A whopping USD 200 billion worth of wheat, rice and maize crops could be lost by 2050 globally if the issues arising from global warming are not addressed on a war-footing, an independent study on the impact of climate change on crop yields has warned.
With mercury soaring in Maharashtra and the onset of monsoon still a fortnight away, as many as 1,998 villages and 2,607 hamlets are reeling under acute water shortage where about 2,358 tankers are being used to supply drinking water.
Water scarcity in many villages of Bundelkhand in UP has badly affected the life of boys of marriageable age, as nobody wants to marry off his or her daughter in any family here due to existing water problem.
World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. It's also a day to understand the valuable significance of water, discuss and conserve this finite resource in the future.
Amid an acute water shortage in the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen on Saturday decided to cut short his personal trip to Malaysia and declared two days of holiday to deal with the crippling water crisis in the island nation.
The Maldives, famous for its pristine beaches and scuba diving, has declared a state of crisis after a fire at the capital`s sole water sewage treatment plant has led to a shortage of drinking water in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Observing that humans are the dominant cause of global warming, a UN climate panel has warned that climate change will impact human health, south Asian settlements and infrastructure through flooding, and will aggravate food and water shortages in the region.