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Ticking tinderbox of depleting water levels

DNMUM434851 | 4/13/2019 | Author : Prajakta Kasale & Amit Srivastava | WC :1533

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With just 25 per cent water in lakes, the water situation in Mumbai looks grim. DNA takes a closer look at the actual problem, BMC’s initiatives, long-term solution, dam construction, citizen’s participation and expert’s views
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Lakes that supply water to Mumbai are drying. There is hardly 25 per cent water available in them. Although the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) shows no sign of urgency, experts are pointing towards a grim situation.
Tensions on upward spiral as water levels continue to dip
Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) showsno sign of urgency regarding the water scarcity prevalent in the city the numbers tell a different tale. The city water stock now lingering at less than 24 per cent was 38 per cent last year during the same time. As a result the water lasted all of the summers and no water cut was instituted in the city. However, following the poor monsoon a 10 per cent water cu
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