World water day was celebrated worldwide dated on 22nd March 2017. The issue of water scarcity was first raised in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held at Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 1993, for the first time, the United Nations General Assembly designated.
-Water Scarcity – India’s Silent Crisis
India’s huge population makes it very vulnerable when it comes to water shortage and scarcity. About 330 million people in the country now suffer from regular water shortage issues. A dry spell causes the number of people suffering to rise sharply. India’s economy is largely dependent on its agriculture. Water shortage and drought not only affect the rural districts but also have a disastrous effect on inflation and economic progress. With alarming issues like farmer suicides surfacing, it is time we Indians introspect and take a harder look at water wastage in the county.
-Water Wastage In India
A recent study suggests that by 2040 there will be no drinking water in almost all of India. By far the greatest waste occurs in electricity producing power plants, which require great amounts of water to cool them down. Between 2030 and 2040, many parts of the world will face fresh water scarcity and India is likely to be one of the worst affected countries.Contamination of fresh water sources by elimination of untreated water from factories and industries will further worsen the scenario. Wastage by urban population is already a great challenge we have set out to combat.
Commemoration Not Celebration
World Water Day is a commemoration. We may celebrate the existence of fresh water sources and a chance to conserve and protect them for our future generations, but this is a day of commemoration and conscious action. Our generation, our country is poised at the ledge of a catastrophic fall from which mankind may not survive. It is our action today that shall determine the course of the future.