Bengaluru Water Crisis: Strict Restriction Over Drinking Water Usage

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The sudden water shortage in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, has caused a huge stir among the public. The busy city is now experiencing a water crisis.

Bengaluru is one of the highly developed and still developing cities in India. Traffic congestion is a daily struggle for commuters, and now the people of Bengaluru are facing an additional challenge due to a water shortage. Even the posh areas of households are also facing water shortages. The borewell water quality has also declined significantly. 

In this situation, the Karnataka government has announced various restrictions on water usage. According to experts, Bangalore's water crisis has been aggravated by the city's unplanned development and infrastructure. Even residents of the affluent areas who have paid over Rs 2 crore are now forced to spend money on water every day.

The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) on Friday issued an order banning people from using drinking water for washing vehicles, gardening, building construction, and entertainment purposes like water fountains. 

Bangalore city primarily depends on the Cauvery River for its drinking water needs. Despite receiving 1,450 million litres of water daily from the river, the city still falls short of meeting its water requirements.