Water crisis in India (June 2018) | Worst Situation in Indian History

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The water crisis in India (June 2018) | Worst Situation in Indian History:

New Delhi- According to a report by the Commission, Indian States is going through the biggest water crisis in Indian history and it is affecting the lives of million people. In June, Mr. Nitin Gadkari has issued the Water Management Index in which this information is revealed that about 2 lakh people die due to lack of drinking water on daily bases, this scarcity of water lapped many to untimely death.

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18,917 villages in India are still without access to piped water

According to this report, nearly 60 million people are facing a water crisis in India which include for drinking water as well. About 75 percent of the households do not have drinking water. Drinking water in 84 percent of rural households does not reach by the pipe, India is facing the water crisis for a decade now but nobody viewed it as a considerable concern.

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Pollution in Ganga has been a major problem in India

Minister of Water Resources is working with the Central Water Commission (CWC) and the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB). According to a report, water scarcity in India is expected to worsen as the overall population is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by the year 2050.

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Efforts have been made to clean up Ganga

The expectation is approximately 1447 billion cubic meters for the year 2050. The present availability in the country is only 695 billion cubic meter.

According to the report, 70 percent of the State’s water is not worth drinking. In this report of the Commission, it has been warned that in the coming day’s water problem in India will be deep. In 2030, water demand in the states will be doubled compared to the available supply. The situation of water problems will be created for millions of people.

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37.7 million People -over 75% of children are suffering from diseases caused by impure water every year. Overdependent on groundwater has brought in contaminated substances, fluoride is one of them. Due to excessive fluoride in water, approximately 66 million people in 20 states are at the risk. In states like Haryana, the acceptable limit of fluoride in water is 1 mg per liter; it is up to 48 mg in some places. Delhi also has 32 mg of fluoride in water. But the worst hit is Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. About 6 million children below 14 are suffering from dental, skeletal and non-skeletal fluorosis.

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Arsenic is other major killers, which are endangering approximately 10 million people with contaminated groundwater. In areas of West Bengal’s like Murshidabad, Nadia, North and South 24 paraganas, Malda and Vardhaman districts have serious problems. Deep aquatic water in the entire Gangentic plain is contaminated.

High nitrate content in water is another serious concern. Fertilisers, septic tanks, sewage tanks etc. are the main sources of nitrate pollution. Groundwater has shown signs of nitrate in MP, UP, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu due to the excessive use of fertilizer for boosting Agriculture.

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