The protest was held to urge the Coimbatore City Corporation Office to take steps to resolve the water crisis affecting the state.
Chennai may face severe water crisis as three rivers, four water bodies, five wetlands have completely dried in the city despite having better water resources among the metros.
Dikshit had earlier met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence to discuss this issue.
The CM also explained that sufficient funds had been allocated for mitigating drinking water scarcity and the District Collectors given instructions on this count.
In a bid to save water, the Noida Authority has decided to install tap aerators in the city which are supposed to save upto 98 per cent of the water coming out of taps.
Out of 1,725 unauthorised colonies in Delhi, government had claimed that it is already providing water to about 1,230 unauthorised colonies.
People of Bhalumunda village, home to around 600 households, are drawing water from a single tube well even as other water bodies in the area have dried up.
With heat waves prevalent across the state and South West monsoon yet to bring any relief, the declining trend of groundwater levels continues steadily.
Jal Shakti minister faces backlash in Rajasthan for saying water crisis 'is not as bad as it is shown by media'
While water experts said they did not agree with the minister’s assessment of the situation, the Congress strongly objected to his remark calling it ‘insensitive’.
Kejriwal said the pipelines had already been laid and added that they won’t have to depend on tankers any more. But that has not happened.
After the incident, villagers of Malewadi staged a protest at Gunjphata and demanded drinking water for the village, the official said.
About 3.5 lakh of water generated by the recycling plant at Basin Bridge is used for cleaning coaches. However, supply of water to trains is the problem.
As the mercury touches 50 degrees Celsius in some districts of Rajasthan, the state is facing severe water shortage as traditional water sources are drying up in the scorching heat.
Water levels in Chikkahole, Suvarnavathi reservoirs have depleted to such an extent that these could go totally dry
He also directed that review of the water and power supplies should be conducted weekly at the level of the chief secretary, it said.