Acute water crisis in Uttarakhand

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Haldwani (Uttarakhand)/Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh), July 7 (ANI): Residents in Haldwani in Uttarakhand are facing acute water shortage.

Streams are on verge of drying up and water levels in the dams have been depleted severely.

There is limited supply of water in various parts of Haldwani and people have to wait for long hours in queues to fetch water from water tankers being provided by the civic authorities.

"We get only half-an-hour of water supply here. We have to get water from far off places. We face great difficulty," said Ansuiya, a resident.

Officials blame the small size of the distribution system and absence of an overhead tanker in the city behind for the water crisis.

"Due to small size of the distribution system and because of absence of an overhead tank in the city, there is difficulty at the tail points of the city," said Prem Singh, executive engineer, Water Supply Department. (ANI)

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