The water shortage and crisis is getting worse by the day and each year. The Central Water Commission’s (CWC) latest report says that the water levels in 91 major reservoirs is at 29% of normal. South India is the worst off, with reservoir water levels at 20 percent of normal followed by west and north which are at 26 per cent and 27 per cent respectively, according to the CWC’s data. Also districts and villages get water once per week, and a few others get water once every three weeks.
- 25 Mar 2016
Bengaluru is facing an acute and growing water crisis, and per reports that by 2025 the city may need to be evacuated. Borewells are being dug deeper and deeper even more than 1,000 feet deep, and in places it is multiple attempts as earlier ones become dry. Both in the city and state, while rainfall is around 13-15 centimeters per year, borewells are drawing water at three to four times. The expected causes and solutions are population growth, consumption growth, buildings and development but also poor planning on the part the city. Sadly, the rural areas are suffering even more and declining groundwater levels are reducing how much agricultural land can be cultivated.
Source: Economic Times
- 30 Dec 2015