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Water Shortage / Water Scarcity

Aamir Khan: Primary Job To Entertain People, Notion I Do Only Socially Relevant Films Not True

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing the annual session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Aamir Khan said that he usually follows his gut instinct, which has sometimes prompted his choice of films.

Himachal Pradesh Approves Rs 1,813 Crore World Bank Project To End Shimla's Water Woes

Aug 25, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The Himachal Pradesh cabinet has approved a draft package for a Rs 1,813 crore World Bank-funded project to secure a 24x7 water supply in Shimla.

Water Crunch In Shimla For 15 Days As Floods Raise Silt In Rivers

The Shimla Municipal Corporation is under attack from the citizens and elected councillors questioning Mayor Satya Koundal about the drinking water crisis.

Mobile Internet Disruptions Seen In Iran Amid Water Protests

Jul 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

While landline service continues, NetBlocks warned its analysis and user reports were 'consistent with a regional internet shutdown intended to control protests'

Iran Police Open Fire During Water Protest In Southwestern Iran

In the past, water scarcity has prompted irate Iranians to take to the streets. For weeks, the country has been subjected to rolling blackouts, owing in part to what authorities describe as a severe drought.

03 November, 2020

Jaipur, Indore Among 30 Cities To Face 'Water Risk' By 2050. What About Your City?

Outlook Web Bureau

Report highlights water risks of 30 Indian cities by 2030

21 October, 2020

Shimla: Water In The News, For The Right Reasons

Ashwani Sharma

After an acute water crisis till 2018, the hill station now has an ambitious project to meet the needs of 2050.

14 May, 2020

We Should Prepare For Severe Water Shortage In A Post COVID-19 World

Dr. Manas Ranjan Senapati

Fresh water is a renewable resource, yet the world's supply of groundwater is steadily decreasing, with depletion occurring most prominently in Asia, South America and North America.

27 August, 2019

Water Dues Of Four Delhi Colonies To Be Waived, Will Benefit Over 10 Lakh People: Kejriwal


Addressing a press conference here in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said 10.5 lakh people living in these colonies will be benefitted by this move.

19 July, 2019

UP Govt Comes Up With 'Half Glass Water' Policy To Save Water

Outlook Web Bureau

In an order that has been implemented with immediate effect, Principal Secretary of the Vidhan Sabha Pradeep Dubey has said that half-filled glasses of water should be served in all offices and canteens.

12 July, 2019

50-Wagon Train With 2.5 Million Litres Water Arrives In Parched Chennai

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami had announced the state government's plans to transport 10 million litres of water daily by rail from Jolarpettai to meet the needs of parched Chennai.


04 July, 2019

Put Matter To Rest: Rajnath Singh To Opposition On Kiran Bedi's Water Crisis Tweet

Outlook Web Bureau

Rajnath Singh said the Home Ministry had taken notice of Kiran Bedi's remarks -- in which she blamed 'corrupt politics' of Tamil Nadu for the water crisis in Chennai.

30 June, 2019

Amid Water Scarcity In Country, PM Modi Pitches For Water Conservation In 'Mann Ki Baat'

Outlook Web Bureau

In the first address in the second edition of monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat', the prime minister also said 'one size fits all' approach is not required in water conservation.

27 June, 2019

'We Can Change The World': Leonardo DiCaprio Draws Attention To Chennai Water Crisis

Outlook Web Bureau

DiCaprio's environmental activism stretches as far back as 1998 when he established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting environmental awareness.

24 June, 2019

Padma Shri Award Did Not Help Me, People Are Not Giving Me Any Work: 'Canal Man Of Odisha' Daitari Naik

Outlook Web Bureau

70- year-old Dharaitri Naik gained prominence, when he carved out a three-kilometre canal from the Gonasika mountains so that the water stream could irrigate the parched land below, in the wake of lack of water in his village, that caused a major trouble to him and to the people in his village.

21 June, 2019

Kerala Says Tamil Nadu Declined Its Offer Of 20 Lakh Litres Drinking Water

Outlook Web Bureau

Though chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office contacted the Tamil Nadu CMO on the offer, the neighbouring state informed that 'at present, there is no need for the help', it said.

16 June, 2019

UP Family Writes To PM Modi Seeking Permission To End Life Over Contaminated Water

Outlook Web Bureau

Chandrapal Singh, a farmer from Hasayan block in Hathras, has been making rounds of government officials with complaints about the water in the area tasting like brine (salty).


16 June, 2019

Chennai Looks To Beat Its Water Woes – In Curious Ways

G.C. Shekhar

The worst water crisis in more than two decades has Chennai totally parched.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz