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Indian Water Crisis Gone Too Far, Millions Of People Have No Access To Clean Water

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People of India are forced to leave their homes in search of clean and potable water.  The water crisis in India is no surprise. It has been an ever prevalent issue in certain regions of India where people have access to less or no clean water. People are forced to leave their homes to search for potable water. According to World Bank, the recent number shows that over 163 million Indians has no access to clean water. This number is alarming as well as depressing at some level as on one hand we have access to the greatest resources in the world and on the other hand, people can’t even get potable water which is the most basic need of a human being.

 

People Change States

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According to the reports over 210 million Indians have no access to proper sanitation of water as well as other resources. Over 500 children under the age of 5 are dead due to diarrhea which is the common cause of dirty and unclean water. People are starting to migrate from their homes to places where they could have access to clean water especially the people of Rajasthan.

 

Crisis In Rajasthan

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People living in and near the Chambal Region are still facing a water crisis. According to them the administration of Chambal still haven’t taken steps to ensure that these people are provided with water supply. Government is completely failing in giving these people access to water as the people are still migrating from Dholpur to nearby places in order to get proper water. Although the government has built several water storage units but they do not seem to serve people properly.

 

India’s Per Capita Water Will Be Reduced To 22%

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Villagers in the Dholpur district migrate every year with their animals in order to search the water. These villages include Galori, Dagripura, Gopalpura, Sirona, Ballapura, Sukhsinghpura, Kharkai, Nayapura, Khaidar, Subedar ka Pura, Bhagatpura, Lehaspura, Dabarpura, Narsinghpura, Dankpura, Mughalpura, Layakpura, Bared, Kunakheda, Indora, Savarpali, and Bharani according to the reports of India today.

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According to a report, like South Africa’s Cape Town, Bengaluru might be the first city to experience acute water crisis. A statement by Center for Science and Reports, in two decades the water levels have shrunk drastically.  Also in 30 years the water extracting wells extracted from 5000 million to 0.45 million.

Water Crisis is not limited to Maharashtra, Gujrat, and Rajasthan but several other parts of India as well. Like the coastal region of Andhra  South West, Madhya Pradesh Odisa Chattisgarh faced huge and devastating water crisis for three months straight. Cauvery Delta region of Tamil Nadu also facing water Crisis is the Godavari region. This region is also known as the Ganges of South.

 

Affected Reservoirs

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There has been a severe water crisis in the Narmada river which caused fewer water levels. Especially in India Sagar Dam and Sardar Sarovar Dam. In which Sarovar Dam is the source of drinking water to 30 million people. Gujrat faced such water crisis that the government had to put a pause on irrigation.

These alarms are more threatening than it looks on paper. India facing such water crisis can cause severe damage to lives as India uses 20% of the extracted water. Water levels are going down at a threatening speed the decline is more severe than one meter at some level. Gujrat being a home to Industry, Irrigation and domestic land have consumed 68% of its groundwater.

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Vijay Alagar
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