Maharashtra Govt to focus on water conservation to tackle drought

Stating that water scarcity is an issue of grave concern for several regions in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his government would focus on water conservation to make the state drought-free within a specific timeframe.

Eknath Khadse says 'if farmers can pay mobile bills, why can't for power', stokes controversy

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and state revenue minister Eknath Khadse stirred up a controversy by stating that if farmers can afford to pay their mobile bills, why can’t they pay their electricity bills.

India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition:ADB
India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition:ADB

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Thursday.

Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: Study
Curbing water scarcity possible by 2050: Study

Despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, researchers have found that it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years.

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is thirsty. A severe drought is hitting Brazil`s largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight, threatening the municipal water supply to millions of people.

India in danger of moving towards water scarcity condition: ADB

India is in danger of moving towards water scarcity conditions as per capita availability of water is reducing in the country, a Asian Development Bank official said Wednesday.

There will be water wars soon: HC on depleting water level in Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said there would be "water wars" soon given the rate water sources is depleting and asked the city government whether it has any policy in place for implementing rain-water harvesting measures.

All Congress MLAs except two suspended for a day from Gujarat Assembly

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Vaju Vala Wednesday suspended all the Congress MLAs present in the House expect two, for a day after they indulged in sloganeering on the issue of their demand for a discussion on water situation in the state.

Gujarat hiding facts about water scarcity, says Congress MLA

Congress MLA from Siddhpur constituency Balwantsinh Rajput today alleged that the Gujarat government was hiding crucial facts from the people about the water scarcity in the state.

Follow Gujarat`s water management model: Centre to states

The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity.

Israeli firm develops machine that makes drinking water from thin air

In a significant finding that could ease water woes, an Israeli company has come up with a new and an inexpensive technology that produces drinking water from thin air.

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020: CDP

India may become a water-scarce country by 2020 and the industry will face increased pressure to conserve water, said a study.

BJP MLAs meet Kejriwal, complain of water scarcity

A delegation of MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal discussing the issue of water crises in their constituencies and asked him to adress the problem at the earliest.

Global warming likely to put 40% more people at risk of water scarcity

A new study has found that global warming resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions is likelier to put 40 percent more people at risk of absolute water scarcity within the century than would be without it.

Half world may live under `water stress` by 2030

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has warned that by 2030, half the people on Earth would be living under "water stress," a measure defined as less than 1,700 cubic metres of water available per person per year, unless action was taken.

India`s grasslands at huge risk due to increasing water scarcity

Increasing water scarcity caused by unabated global warming will have a drastic impact on grasslands in Eastern India, a study has claimed.

Water scarcity is the biggest challenge for Delhi: CM

"We will face great trouble in the next five to seven years if we do not address the issue. Scarcity of water is the main challenge facing the city and we will have to seriously address the issue," Dikshit said.

Water scarcity is the biggest challenge for Delhi: CM

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit identified water scarcity as the biggest challenge facing the national capital and cautioned that the situation may worsen in the next five years if concrete steps to address the issue are not taken.

`Scientists, engineers must join hands to meet `grand challenge` of clean water supply`

Scientists and engineers together must initiate a major new effort to educate the public and decision makers on a crisis in providing Earth`s people with clean water that looms ahead in the 21st century.

4,195 Maharashtra villages depend on water tankers

The water stock in irrigation reservoirs across Maharashtra has gone down to 17 per cent and the number of villages being supplied water through tankers has risen, the state cabinet was informed on Wednesday.