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Arise, before your tap runs dry

Just a few days ago, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh achieved the dubious distinction of being declared the first city in the country whose only option for supplying drinking water to its populace was reduced to supply by tankers. This situation arose because the Gambhir dam, which accounts for 96 per cent of the city’s water supply, went dry. The city government had to appeal to the railway minister to provide adequate capacities on the railway system to ferry water to the city. The situation in surrounding areas/districts is no better.

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