BHAIRAHAWA, July 8: With natural water sources drying up in many parts of Tarai, people are worried that they might have to struggle with drinking water shortages in the days ahead. Tube wells, taps, boring wells and ponds, which in the past have been reliable drinking water sources are drying up fast, they say.

DHANKUTA, Nov 29: Sansarimai Puja Simsar Conservation Council has begun boating service in a bid to attract tourists in the new ponds built recently in Pakhribas Municipality-4 of Dhankuta district.

TEHRATHUM, Jan 13: The natural lakes and ponds in Tinjure Milke Jaljale area are gradually drying up for lack of conservation.

JANAKPUR, Aug 14: Incessant rains for the last three days have massively damaged the agricultural sector of the district. Paddy fields and fish ponds were most affected by the floods, according to District Agriculture Office (DAO) Dhanusha.

BENI, March 30: The ponds and resting platforms with strategic and historical significance located in different places of Myagdi district are in want of conservation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The Department of Water Supply and Sewerage is set to launch a project for collecting rain water during the monsoon as part of a solution to drinking water crisis.