Pani Ki Pareshani is something that we all keep on hearing around India in different states.
Have you also heard about this in your state or in the city you currently live in? Well, this problem has engulfed the entire India.
And there seems to be no way out. Let’s dig deeper into what is being mentioned here.
With drying taps in so many cities in India and unfavorable monsoons, it is not hard to guess that the water crisis will become a major issue than it is now.
It is grave even today, but people tend to ignore it amidst the pandemic and economic issues.
A lot of time of the engine goes into analyzing politics over social media rather than thinking of the environment.
But the tangible world around us is the environment, and we also need to take care of it along with other components of our society which includes economy and politics.
Below mentioned are a few points that will prove that the water crisis in India is a real problem, and we need real solutions:
• In 2019 IndiaSpend published a report where it is mentioned that nearly 72% of Maharashtra districts suffer from drought. To provide for the water deficit, 6,000 water tankers are used every day.
• Further Duke University published a report in 2018 on the Indian water crisis where the research team mentioned that because of the water crisis and depleting groundwater the uranium contamination has increased in about 16 states.
• Amongst all the bad news, however, there is good news also. A report by Niti Aayog highlighted that Gujarat was competent in having an adequate water management system. Jharkhand and Meghalaya showed very bad performance in water management. It was in this report that the drinking water crisis of 40% was mentioned, which we have touched upon at the beginning of the blog.
• Things seem to be quite bright in Scheduled Tribe areas. Out of 3, 65,050,82% of the areas are self-sufficient in the availability of drinking water. In this Madhya Pradesh tops the list. The Source of this data is the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitisation.
• Arsenic content in the drinking water is another concern that the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation as pointed out. The most affected area by arsenic in water.
• According to reports by NITI Ayog, 85% of the rural area do not have access to piped water. About 600 million people in India are under continuous water stress. This includes the availability of drinking water, walking miles to get water, contaminated water, and so on.
• 6% of India’s land is exceptionally dry, and 11% of the area is extremely dry. Hence, it can be said that geographically also India is quite dry, especially in the western part. This report was published by the Real-time drought monitoring system DEWS, or Drought Early Warning System.