How bad is the water crisis in India? The clock is ticking

6 year old died due to the lack of drinking water, the incident is a reminder that the water crisis in India could get worse than the COVID crisis
 
DELHI, India - June 11, 2021 - PRLog -- Recently, a 6 –year –old girl in Rajasthan died due to the lack of drinking water. The heart-wrenching incident is a reminder of how bad the water crisis is in India. With the changing weather patterns and recurring droughts, India is water-stressed. According to a report of Central Ground Water Board 2017, as many as 256 out of 700 districts have reported critical and over-exploited groundwater levels. India constitutes 16 per cent of the world population, but the country has access to only four per cent of the world's freshwater, and that's quite alarming. The recent case got us asking – Vikas Kahan hai Is Desh mai?

Grave Reality of New India – Many Indians still do not have access to safe drinking water


The unfortunate incident has raised some serious questions on the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan. At a time, when health experts have advised people to wash their hands regularly. Imagine some people not even having access to drinking water. The water crisis in India is the biggest crisis in its history & all the governments should come together to address this alarming situation.

More than 50 per cent of the population has no access to safe drinking water. Every year 2 lac people die due to the lack of safe water. NITI Aayog has called it the 'Worst Water crisis in the history of India'. Talking about the health threat, 75 per cent of the population do not have access to drinking water, while 40 per cent of the population will have no access to drinking water by 2030, according to a report.

So what's next for India? Will the situation get worse than COVID 19?

6 – year –old died due to the lack of drinking and this has to be taken seriously.  If we don't act now, the situation can get worse than COVID 19. Much of the water crisis in India is not caused by a natural disaster, but rather because of the mismanagement of water resources and lack of planning.

Apart from it, the Modi government launched Atal Jal Yojana to conserve groundwater in the 7 Indian cities facing acute water shortage. PM Modi had urged farmers to opt for less water-intensive crops.  Atal Jal Yojana was specifically launched for Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

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