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Uttarakhand villages facing acute water shortage

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Nainital, Apr 13 (ANI): Residents of several villages near the tourist town of Nainital are facing an acute water shortage, and are travelling to travel about two kilometres to fetch drinking water.

According to them, water at home is only available for an hour.

"We are facing many problems because of water shortage. We are not getting water at all. In this summer our family members are suffering. We have to travel two kilometres to get water. We have also informed Jal Nigam, but they provide water for an hour. Some people get water and some don't, "said Ram Singh, a local.

The water shortage problem is so severe that certain neighbourhoods in the region don't receive water at all.

Residents complained that many times they have brought this to the notice of the concerned officials, but the problem remains.

"We get water from two resources, one is gravity and the other one is from tube wells.

And we get 37 MLD (Million Litters per Day) from these resources. But the problem is that we don't have distributaries system and because of that people are facing many problems but now we are working on this project and we are setting up 14 overhead tanks, distributaries system with the help of this we are trying to rectify the water shortage problem, "said Prakash Pant, Water Resource Minister, Uttarakhand.

With summer knocking on doors, people are fearing the worst. (ANI)

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