Water Water EveryWhere Nor Any Drop to Drink... (2)

in #nature2 years ago

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The Latest victim of Water Scarcity is the city of Shimla. Which is a very popular Hill Station in India and is also the State Capital of Himachal Pradesh.

The issue came into media attention after the High Court of the state took sou-moto cognisance of the situation. The seriousness of the grim conditions are evident from the following points in the High Court Order.

  • All construction activity is to be stopped till the conditions or water supply gets better.

  • Nobody is allowed to wash their car within municipality limits for a Week.

  • No individual is allowed to buy a tanker of water, only the Chief Minister's Residence and Governor's House is exempt from this order.

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Meanwhile local residents have started urging tourists to avoid coming to Shimla this summer. As the temperature increases tourist influx tends to increase, with this influx the demand for water shall also increase, putting more stress on the already dwindling supply of water.

Shimla has only 2.2 lakh population and if it cannot provide water even to them, then it means that their has been a lapse somewhere in the system. If it was a rural village it could be assumed that such problem is not to be taken very seriously but Shimla is a capital town and a tourist hot spot, if we have a crisis their it is because we did something very wrong.

I tried to search but i could not find the exact growth chart of the number of Hotels that have come up in the recent years.Probably thats where the problem has started.

So the conclusion Do Not Visit Shimla this summer.

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I thought this area is not prone to drought!

its classical example of over utilisation of natural resources... The city was planned for a population of 16000 currently its population stands at more than 2,20,000.. Not to mention the illegal commercial places that have come up which is easily more than 2500 in number...

Its a shame that people stand in a Que for water

Yes its shameful and sad but is a reality..

Thanks. Your post is informative and interesting. Is important to help the people. ♥

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Hope Shimla comes out of the water crisis soon...

It will but unless and until something substantial is made to cater the needs on entire population the situation will only get worse with every passing year..

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