Tuesday, June 21, 2016
B’NGIR REELS UNDER ACUTE WATER CRISIS Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR REELS UNDER ACUTE WATER CRISIS
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
Residents of Balangir town have been facing extreme water shortage as the water bodies have gone dry.
There is no sign of rainfall as yet. Out of the 16 big ponds in the town, not a single one now has water.
Karnagakata, one of the largest ponds, has also dried up. Once upon a time, had earlier never gone dry and its crystal clear water was also used for drinking purpose.Another large pond, Maharani Sagar, has also become dry.
Due to erratic and inadequate rainfall last year, the groundwater level in the town has gone down. So, the water levels in wells have fallen drastically.Much to the surprise of residents, water has become a much sought-after commodity.