Visuals of from taking water from a handpump in Banswara district, Rajasthan.
Visuals of from taking water from a handpump in Banswara district, Rajasthan.

Residents of Rajasthan's Banswara facing acute water crisis

ANI | Updated: Jun 05, 2019 21:09 IST

Banswara (Rajasthan) [India], June 5 (ANI): The heatwave, which has gripped Rajasthan for a couple of days, is adversely affecting the daily lives of people in Banswara district.
The water levels have also gone down in water bodies and there is no proper water arrangement by the government, the locals said.
"Temperature here is around 45-50 degree Celsius. There is no arrangement of water and we have to search for water daily," a local said.
"Rajasthan government should find a permanent solution for water," another man said.
Mahi Dam which has a capacity of 77 TMC is unable to quench the water needs of people here.
The numbers of patients in hospitals here have also increased due to the high temperature. Some people have also migrated to some other state in search of employment.
The heat wave conditions have gripped a large part of the country including Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan and it would be escalated in the upcoming days.
Everyone should stay hydrated, avoid heat exposure and stay inside their house during heatwave alert, as per IMD. If a severe heat wave is likely to persist for more than two days, then extreme care should be taken for vulnerable people, as recommended by IMD. (ANI)

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