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Dharamsala reels under acute water shortage

Dharamsala, July 2 (ANI): Residents of Dharamsala are facing a severe water shortage.

People are now relying on mountain spring water for daily use. However, the spring water is far too less to meet average demand.

Even the famous ‘Dal Lake’ has completely dried up, resulting in the death of fish.

A resident, who had come to fetch water from a spring, said that filling water and then taking it back was quite problematic.

“The water comes after every two days. Sometimes, it doesn’t come for days,” claimed Tilak, a resident.

S K Malhotra, the Superintending Engineer, Irrigation and Public Health, said the late arrival of the monsoon has affected water supply by 20-25 per cent.

“If there is snow in the mountains, then the supply of water would be good. But unfortunately, this year, the amount of snowfall was less. We received minimal rainfall due to which the water supply has fallen by 20 to 25 per cent,” Malhotra added.

He said the State Government has plans to deal with the crisis. (ANI)

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