Alarming: 21 Indian Cities Will Run Out Of Water By 2030

The ground water level of the city has reached zero in many pockets and the city is dependent on private water tankers for its water supply.
Are We Moving Towards A Water Crisis?
Poor monsoon, over exploitation of groundwater and lack of policy planning forced the Latur Municipal Corporation to announce that they can provide water only once in a month.
Even by very conservative estimation, 40 per cent people in India may not have water to drink by 2030.
According to a senior official in Hyderabad Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board, the reason for the delay was that groundwater is estimated at 20 metres below the ground level in some areas and allowing such activities can aggravate the water crisis.
The government needs to look for long-term and sustainable solutions.
Nagpur has set a target of achieving 24×7 water supply along with privately funded 200 Million Litre Daily (mld) sewage treatment plant for re-use.
The sewage treatment will be re-using treated water from thermal power stations in Nagpur which will also stop contamination of nearby rivers water bodies.
While many cities have taken initiatives in this regard, harvesting rainwater alone is not enough to recharge the ground water level, given the deficit rain in most cities.
Water Facts: At least 21 Indian cities are moving towards zero ground water level by 2020 About 40 per cent people in India may not have water to drink by 2030 Water demand in India will reach 1.5 trillion cubic meters in 2030 while India’s current water supply is only 740 billion cubic meter The UN has ranked India 120th of 122 countries for water quality, About 70 per cent of the supply is contaminated

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