Retrieved from: Wall Street Journal
“The severe water crisis in the capital is likely to continue as Delhi government’s efforts to get additional water from neighbouring Haryana to ease the worsening situation did not yield any result.
“Several areas of Delhi have been facing severe water shortage for the last few weeks. The situation has deteriorated further in South Delhi on Saturday when a major pipeline broke down after an under-construction building fell on it.
“In a meeting on Sunday, Delhi Chief Secretary PK Tripathi had asked his Haryana counterpart PK Chaudhery to release more water to Delhi to address the problem of water shortage.
“Sources said Tripathi requested Chaudhery to provide additional water to Delhi apart from daily supply of 1,000 cusecs but the Haryana Chief Secretary turned down the request, saying his state was also facing the same situation.
“Haryana accuses Delhi of drawing more water than the allotted quantity from the Yamuna barrage for Haiderpur and Wazirabad water treatment plants while Delhi has charged the neighbouring state with not releasing the agreed volume of water.”
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“A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday.
“The NDM 1 gene, which creates what some experts describe as “super superbugs,” has spread to germs that cause cholera and dysentery, and is circulating freely in other bacteria in the Indian city capital of 14 million people, the researchers said.
“The inhabitants of New Delhi are continually being exposed to multidrug-resistant and NDM 1-positive bacteria,” said Mark Toleman of Britain’s Cardiff University School of Medicine, who published the findings in a study on Thursday.
“A “substantial number” of them are consuming such bacteria on a daily basis, he told a briefing in London. “We believe we have discovered a very significant underlying source of NDM 1 in the capital city of India,” he said.
“NDM 1, or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1, makes bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics, including the most powerful class, called carbapenems.
“Experts say the spread of superbugs threatens whole swathes of modern medicine, which cannot be practiced if doctors have no effective antibiotics to ward off infections during surgery, intensive care or cancer treatments like chemotherapy.”
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