Tuesday, 23 May 2017

World Water Day on Wednesday, the 24th May. This year, the UN has chosen a valid theme - wastewater.

World Water Day on Wednesday, the 24th May. 

This year, the UN has chosen a valid theme - wastewater. 


World Water Day: PM Narendra Modi exhorts people to save water

According to a Unicef report released on the occasion, by 2040 nearly 600 million children, one in every four worldwide, will live in areas with extremely limited water resources. 

India uses up more groundwater than US & China   

Take rainwater for instance. Just 18% of rainwater is used effectively while 48% enters the river systems, most of which just flows into the ocean, according to Narayan Hegde, a water expert with the BAIF Research Development Foundation. 

“Farm ponds, percolation tanks, water reservoirs and small and medium-sized dams can help retain more sur face water while increasing the groundwater recharge,“ he told TOI. 

Centre warns of water shortage   

Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh are identified as vulnerable states as some of them are in arid and semi-arid zones, receive spatial rains, and have low water storage in reservoirs, or are seeing a decline in the water tables. In 2016-17, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry suffered agricultural drought. 


No comments:

Post a Comment