How can we prevent India's ensuing water crisis?India is soon going to have the worst ever water crisis in her entire history. The ground water is depleting very fast and it cannot be remedied. The Niti Ayog has reported a few days ago that already the ground water level has extremely gone down in many parts of the country. More than twenty Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad are going to face severe groundwater scarcity by 2020, affecting a billion people. And this is just the beginning. By 2030, about forty percent of Indians will not have any access to drinking water. Is not that quite appalling and alarming? I am surprised how we are still not bothered and are keeping ourselves busy in our routine activities, and gossiping about everything including the Lok Sabha Polls and the Cricket World Cup but not the water crisis.
Let us discuss what we, common Indians, or at least the members of ISC, can do to prevent this impending water crisis. Discussion creates awareness, and awareness leads to action. Let us share to what extent we can go so that one day we do not die of parched throats!