India Faces Grave Groundwater Shortage Crisis

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India Face Grave Groundwater Shortage Crisis
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The water crisis in the country is deepening due to groundwater depletion. According to the Jal Shakti Ministry, in 2001, per person annual availability of water was 1816 cubic litres, which will reduce to become 1228 cubic litres in 2051.

According to the Jal Shakti Ministry, this crisis is increasing with each passing year. 

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In the year 2011, the per person annual availability of water, on an average, was 1545 cubic litres, which will reduce to become 1486 cubic litres in 2021.

Similarly, each person will get 1367 cubic litres water in 2031, 1282 cubic litres in 2041 and 1228 cubic litres in 2051 annually. This means that the availability of water for daily use will keep decreasing year after year.

The cities which face the gravest water shortages are Delhi, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Gwalior, Indore, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Vadodara, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Faridabad, Amritsar and Ludhiana. The groundwater has receded up to four metres in these cities.

Conditions have also deteriorated in rural areas of the country. According to the Jal Shakti Ministry, in the past 10 years, the water level has receded up to two metres in 66% groundwater wells. A recent report of the Niti Aayog mentions that 60 crore population of the country is impacted by the water crisis.

This year, in the summer season, water had dried up in Chennai, which is one of the country’s four metro cities. Water was then supplied to the city by means of trains from other areas.

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