Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 28 (ANI): The water level of river Ganga went down significantly in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi forcing the concerned department to issue water crisis alert in many parts of the city. Also Read - UP Horror: 50-year-old Widow Raped in Shahjahanpur

According to the locals, the riverbed in the middle of the width of the river has started revealing itself as the water level has declined rapidly due to rising temperature on Wednesday. Also Read - 4 UP Information Officers Demoted to Watchmen & Peon After Their Promotions Were Found Illegal

This is not just an environmental crisis for the people, but the problem has also triggered a water crisis in some parts of Varanasi. Also Read - Liquor to Get Cheaper in Uttar Pradesh as Yogi Govt Approves New Excise Policy | Here’s What You Will Have to Pay

“Water level in Ganga River and ground water level is low right now. We are running three pumps to meet increased demand. We had issued an alert to public to store and not waste water,” BK Singh from Varanasi water department told ANI.

The water department produces 311 MLD (Millions of Liters Per Day) water out of which 100 MLD comes from Ganga while the rest comes from handpumps. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.