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Watch: India's IT Capital Running Dry, Staring at a Parched Summer

May 23, 2018 09:50 PM IST India India

India's information technology capital is bracing for yet another thirsty summer. Taps are running dry and water bodies lie parched as Bangalore, grapples with shrinking water resources for its over 10 million residents. Water table in Bangalore has shrunk from 10-12 metres to 76-91 metres (distance you have to dig for water) in just two decades and the total number of extraction wells in has risen from 5000 to 450,000.

Is Bangalore turning into another Capetown? Experts say 70% of the consumption of the city can be managed by the annual rainfall. But for that the city will have to harvest rainwater and manage the water bodies better. The video shows how the situation has worsened over the years and how the city can reclaim its water?

Music Credit: Measured Paces by Kevin MacLeod