3.1 Recent Water Crisis in India
- Due to water crisis IT firm employees in Chennai demanding for work from home they do not have enough water to sustain their operations.
- In Rajasthan people are spending Rs. 2500 for getting 2500 litres of water which they share with their cattle.
- In Punjab most of areas where farmers are struggling to break away from the wheat-paddy cycle, they have been adopting an old traditional scheme to utilise the underground pipeline system for irrigation.
- States like Maharashtra is facing a water crisis in a worst proportion. After drought water in dams and reservoirs have depleted and over-exploitation of groundwater has raised concerns regarding the long-term availability of water.
“Water Shortage is a growing concern for many countries. Protection of drinking water is a big responsibility that involves government and every individual.”