Northern, western India struggle to quench their thirst amid acute water shortage

Updated: 03:48 GMT, May 7, 2018 | Published: 11:06 GMT, May 5, 2018 |

India‘s northern Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state is reeling under an acute water crisis as the area looms under an intense heat wave and drought.

The situation is so bad that people in Bhagli village do not have access to clean water and consume dirty water drawn from ponds and pits.

A local girl, Hadija said on Saturday (May 05) that the water was so filthy that it required cleaning by sieving through a clean cloth. A tanker has been installed in the village almost ten years back but it remains unusable as pipelines to supply water hasn’t been put in place by the authorities.

Another tribal village near western Thane city, Khardi faces similar problems every year starting from the month of March. Only 100 kilometers from India‘s business capital, Mumbai, residents of Khardi village walk miles and have to cross a local railway bridge with heavy canisters of water and carry it back home in the scorching heat on a daily basis.

Water crisis is not a new phenomenon in India. Many parts of India experience water shortage. The crisis further deepens in months of May and June as they are the country’s hottest months, though parts of the country’s north, south and west have already registered temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius.

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