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Shimla water crisis: Town may fall short by nearly 14 million MLD

The Shimla Municipal Corporation had shut the Ashwani Khad supply a major water reservoir following the jaundice outbreak. IPH also shut Chair and Cherot water reserves.

SHIMLA- Shimla, Himachal’s capital, is set to face acute water shortage this summer. Government officials estimate that the town may fall short by nearly 14 million litres per day (MLD) of water. Around 80 to 85 per cent of the town’s local population has already been affected. The hill town is recovering from a jaundice outbreak that is said to have caused due to supply of contaminated drinking water. The Shimla Municipal Corporation had shut the Ashwani Khad supply a major water reservoir following the jaundice outbreak. IPH also shut Chair and Cherot water reserves citing poor quality of water from there. This has put a lot of pressure on the Gumma and Giri water supply schemes, besides a few small sources and a borewell. The newly proposed Koti Brandi and Been scheme is yet to be initiated.Read More

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