Villages block highway to protest inadequate water supply

‘Give us enough water’ was the rallying cry for villagers who blocked a highway in the Indian village of Surajkaradi to protest the village’s dwindling water supply. The village’s main source of water, Narmada water, has not delivered water for the last two weeks. A lack of rainfall has left groundwater sources dry, leaving villagers dependent on alternative sources like Narmada.

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Water Crisis in India forces hospitals to postpone surgeries, patient care

A water shortage in the Indian city of Chennai has affected the water supply to local hospitals, forcing doctors to delay patient care and, in some cases, postpone surgeries. These hospitals rely on the city to supply water. But, with the region in the midst of a severe water crisis, the water supply is minimal and, in some areas, has been halted for two to three days.

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