Drinking water standards have improved in India: WWC
The standard of drinking water in India has improved in the last five years but a lot of work still remains to be done, the head of the World Water Council has said.
World Water Council (WWC) recently carried out a major survey on water awareness in major parts of the world, including India.
Of course, there’s still a lot of work to do there,” Braga told PTI.
A majority (71 per cent) of Indians said that safe drinking water had improved over the last five years.
The survey stated that 62 per cent of the Indians said they believed that the government was doing enough to support access to safe drinking water.
Referring to the ‘Swachha Bharat Campaign’, Braga praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts towards clean drinking water and sanitation.
He has even appointed a special secretary in the ministry of water resources to deal with the Ganga River cleanup,” he said.
“I understand there is a major effort from the current aid in government towards improving water and sanitation access in the country.
“World leaders realise that sanitation is fundamental to public health, but we need to act now.
In order to make water and sanitation universally available by 2030, we need commitment at the highest levels.