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After Cape Town, many Indian cities seem to be approaching Day Zero

  • South Africa's Cape Town has got the whole world focussing on it due to one of the biggest water crisis it has been facing for the past few months. Now, many Indian cities are on the verge of facing a similar crisis.

    Reports of water scarcity from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, and Jharkhand are coming out regularly. The declining water levels, the contamination, and the poor management have led the cities to face an impending disaster.

    Many areas in Chandigarh have been facing trouble due to non-availability of water for past four days. Those inflicted with the crisis include residents of sectors 22, 48, 50, 51, and Indira Colony.

    National capital Delhi is also struggling to cope with the scarcity of water resources. With Haryana closing the tap on Yamuna, it is expected that the South Delhi areas like Vasant Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Palam etc., will face acute water shortage in the coming days.

    The Dalma Wildlife sanctuary in Jharkhand had to prompt the forest authorities on Friday to cancel all bookings due to water and electricity related problems.

    Silicon Valley, Bengaluru is also in serious trouble due to the contamination of its hundreds of lakes due to rapid industrialization and mismanagement of resources pertaining to the frequent rise in the population.

    The arsenic contaminated water of the West Bengal is leading to people in many areas suffering from deadly ailments like skin diseases and cancer.