Decreasing ground water level and an increase in the manufacturing of packaged drinking waterNowadays, a number of units started to produce packaged drinking water throughout the country. The number of units is increasing day by day and even few unscrupulous players are taking a chance because of the boom. In our country, there is a scarcity of potable water and these manufacturing plants are gaining momentum because providing clean drinking water to its citizens finds place at the bottom of the list of most of the municipalities. All the bottling plants of packaged drinking water extracts large amount of ground water thus decreasing the level which is severely affecting the drought prone areas. There are rules in place and many of the manufacturing units are flouting them which will cause the alarm bell to ring within a short period.
Water purifiers require periodical maintenance and due to the busy schedule of the residents in most of the cities, people fail to maintain the purifiers regularly and in turn depend on the bottled waters. It is very surprising that scant regard is paid to this issue of potable water supply to its citizens and no government has taken much initiative to make this supply a necessity. It seems the government is too scared to take up the issue of potable water supply to every house hold in a large scale and instead outsourcing it to these manufacturing units to keep the topic in the back-burner. Ultimately, we all will suffer in the long run.