While the world praises India’s development, the country’s acquifirs have been significantly depleted of water in the last several years. Water is being pumped from wells at a much faster rate than it is replenished by rainfall.
India’s diminishing access to clean and safe water supplies has been long apparent to those involved in the discussion on the world water crisis. Recently, this serious issue has become the subject of video awareness campaigns on international airlines.
India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has warned of severe water shortages in the next few decades. While this is fast becoming evident in urban centers like Mumbai and Delhi (which has the highest per capita consumption of water), the highest impact will be felt in rural areas.
More than ever, it is time to become mindful about taking steps towards conserving water. If you are looking for ideas as to how you can make a difference in your own home, then take a look at the Green Living Guide to Water Conservation.