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Monday, April 22 2024

Water Crisis Grips Bengaluru: Residents Queue at RO Plants

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Bengaluru residents are grappling with a severe water crisis as over 3,000 borewells dry up, exacerbating the depletion of groundwater. Many are now reliant on RO water plants, queuing up to secure essential water supply in the face of dwindling resources.

Expressing their struggles, residents lament the untimely supply of water and the scarcity of Kaveri water, which is only provided once or twice a week. With the onset of the dry season and minimal rainfall, reliance on alternative water sources becomes critical.

The situation has prompted numerous IT professionals to opt for remote work arrangements, citing the importance of conserving water amid the crisis. The shift to working from home is seen as a practical measure to save both time and water resources.

Political tensions have heightened as the Congress and BJP engage in a dispute over water shortage. The BJP accuses the Karnataka government of diverting Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, exacerbating Bengaluru’s crisis. However, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah refutes these claims, emphasizing the scarcity of water available for such diversion.

Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar criticizes the BJP for politicizing the issue, asserting that Bengaluru’s priority is to fulfill legal obligations in water distribution. Despite political differences, the focus remains on addressing the immediate needs of residents and implementing sustainable water management strategies to tackle the crisis effectively.

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