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Water crisis in Jim Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park (Uttaranchal), May 27 (ANI): Authorities of Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand are making efforts to provide adequate water for its animals.

Due to rising temperature, the sources of water like ponds and lakes in the area have dried up, causing great deal of difficulty for the animals, who roam the forest in search of water.

In order to tackle this problem, authorities are supplying water to the water holes and ponds through tankers and pipelines.

“In total, there are 57 water holes and we are trying to keep these filled up with water 24 hours. We supply water through tankers and underlines,” said V K Singhal, director, Corbett National Park.

Sharad Bisht, a forester says they have been directed to fill water ponds with water regularly as it will be convenient for the animals and they don’t have to search for water.

Also, for animals like tiger and elephants water is a must, as they sit in the water ponds for long hours. (ANI)

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