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Water scarcity: The only solution to the crisis

Water scarcity: rainwater conservation is the only solution to the crisis Water crisis is a serious global problem. According to the report of the World Resource Institute, 37 countries are facing severe water shortage. There are 19 countries, including Singapore, Western Sahara, Qatar, Bahrain, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where water supply is much less than demand.

Our country is one notch behind them. Of the 71 percent of the water on Earth’s surface, only 2.5 percent is saline water, while 0.08 percent of the available water is fit for human use. The situation is so bad that one in five people in the world do not have access to clean water.

In developing countries, about 2.2 million people die annually from diseases caused by lack of clean water. The only solution is to stop the depleting ground water level by promoting rainwater conservation and through ground water recharge system and providing clean drinking water to all with proper water management. Without it, the hope of solving the problem is meaningless.

NITI Aayog says, “About 60 crore population in the country is facing the problem of water. Three-fourth of the households do not have clean drinking water. It was never realized that this situation could come in spite of good monsoon in the country. In terms of water quality, we are ranked 120 out of 122 countries. Still, nothing seems to be happening in the country to deal with the water crisis, which would show a ray of hope.

Significantly, we have already used 80 percent of the groundwater. We don’t think that what will happen when we don’t get it too? The only permanent solution to this is the use of rainwater harvesting techniques and emphasis on groundwater recharge systems.

The sad thing is that the groundwater recharge system has not been given proper place in our water policy, while the consumption is 62 percent more than the groundwater recharge. This is a dangerous sign. Water is the biggest need of the country and society. Therefore, we should pay special attention to the groundwater recharge system and by storing rainwater, discharge our role in the true sense for the benefit of the country and society.

How many people die in developing countries?

In developing countries, about 2.2 million people die annually from diseases caused by lack of clean water.

How many country are facing water crisis?

Water scarcity: rainwater conservation is the only solution to the crisis Water crisis is a serious global problem. According to the report of the World Resource Institute, 37 countries are facing severe water shortage. There are 19 countries, including Singapore, Western Sahara, Qatar, Bahrain, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where water supply is much less than demand.

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