The intention of writing the above line is not to quote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner or remembering the Albatross. Water crisis
But a water crisis that NITI Aayog has warned us about. Somewhere there is a flood, somewhere drought, at a place, the river is flowing above the red mark, at other, it has dried up to a lake.
The lost Saraswati or to be lost – Yamuna; water crisis is common.
Be it a flood or drought, the potable water or the water we can drink is getting scarce day by day, and we have not opened up our eyes towards it.
NITI Aayog stated that the demand for potable water will be a target too high to achieve by the time we enter into 2030.
India is facing the worst water crisis in the history with six hundred million Indians facing extreme situations and the death of more than two lac people owing to unavailability of drinkable water.
Twenty-one cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad will have no supply of groundwater even through submersible pumps by 2020. It’s now or never – Don’t underestimate the power of the water crisis.