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DELAY IN RAINS MAY LEAD TO MORE WATER CUTS – RAUL

Delays in the expected Monsoon rains in India have left the country’s financial capital facing a water crisis. Mumbai’s civic authorities have announced a 30 per cent cut in the water supply with the Mumbai Mayor Dr. Shubha Raul stating that with no rains more water cuts will be the only option. The four reservoirs which provide the city’s water have only enough supplies to last a month, leading officials to warn residents they could be facing the worst water shortage in memory. Five-star hotels, clubs and municipal swimming pools will all experience a decreased supply of water, along with government offices and rail stations. The monsoons, which usually begin in June, have yet to appear in most parts of the country. MCGM had already cut supplies by 20 per cent last month, including restrictions on water to commercial establishments. Shubha Raul, the mayor of Mumbai stated that they would have no option but to slash water supply. She further stated that is raining in Mumbai, but the reservoirs are far from Mumbai, and there it is quite dry. She stated that the solution was to desalinate seawater. With cameraperson Roshan Hate, Hansraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.

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