India, the world’s largest groundwater user, is seeing levels declining across the country with farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan facing the prospect of having no groundwater left for irrigation by 2025.

DADELDHURA, July 9: The drying up of water sources in the Chure area due to haphazard excavation has compelled the locals to rely on rivers for water.

DOLPA, Jan 24: Ujeli BK spent a lot of time running after local politicians for petty favors. Without their ‘grace’ she could hardly manage to purchase rice.

CHITWAN, Sept 9: Sita Sunar, a peasant from Sharadanagar village, had to queue up for four hours to buy 10 kg of fertilizer. She lamented that she had been struggling to get some fertilizer for two months.

PALPA, June 4: Gothari Ghari village of Mathagadhi Rural Municipality-5 in the district is emptying at a faster pace for want of drinking water, a basic need for life. The village of around 500 families has been reduced to merely 200 in search of places having drinking water.

SAPTARI, April 26: Shyamdevi Mishra of Tilathi-Koiladi-1 reached a health post at Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality for check up after feeling exhausted. When health workers found out that she had low blood pressure, they suggested her to drink Jeevan Jal, an oral rehydration mixture.

KOHALPUR, April 5: Scarcity of water in Banke National Park (BNP) has compelled the tigers to venture into human settlements, increasing the risk of human-wildlife conflict.

KOHALPUR, April 4: Scarcity of water in Banke National Park (BNP) has compelled the tigers to venture into human settlements, increasing the risk of human-wildlife conflict.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal U-23 football team had traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to take part in the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 Qualifiers after a -month long training and a friendly against Bangladesh U-23 team.

BANDIPUR, June 28: Bandipur, a small tourist town in Tanahu district, is seeing shortage of drinking water.

RUKUM, June 17: Water scarcity has crippled the district hospital of Rukum, where dozens of patients for treatment every day. With the water resources drying up in the dry season, the hospital is not able to manage even drinking water for patients and visitors.

UDAYAPUR, Oct 20: Of late, Udayapur district has been reeling under severe water crisis, which is one of the visible impacts of climate change.

Scarcity of fertilizer worries farmers

September 12, 2016 01:20 am

GORKHA, Sept 12: Acute shortage of fertilizers during the peak season of farming has put farmers in Gorkha district in dilemma.

Blood scarcity in Zonal hospital

June 18, 2016 01:34 am

RAJBIRAJ, June 18: The blood transfusion center inside the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital is facing scarcity of blood.