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STATE STARES AT WATER CRISIS

The water level in the state has recorded lowest in the past five years. With the available consumable water percentage falling down to 25%, the state government has issued guidelines to district headquarters with measures to be taken for adequate water supply. More than 2,000 villages are facing acute shortage of water and 3,000 more are expected to join them in the next few weeks. The water level in 2,243 water projects across the state has witnessed a drastic fall in the past few weeks. According to the figures available with the Water Resources department, the average level of the water for five years on the day is 10,647 million cubic meters against the current available water of 6,671 million cubic meters. The water supply through water tankers and bullock carts has gone up to 1,107 tankers from 862 in the last week. The number of tankers dedicated to water supply in the third week of April last year was 816 tankers. Officials from the water supply department said that the situation in the coming few weeks will be challenging. Realizing the severe scarcity of water, the water supply and sanitation department has issued guidelines on measures to be taken for smooth supply of water. Bureau report – NMTV News.

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