Few days back it was all Chennai in the news for water scarcity and now the news is flowing about the floods in various parts of our country like Kerela, Mumbai Etc. Where on one hand in Chennai it was costing a lot to even have water to drink; on the other hand people are dying because of floods in Kerela and Mumbai
Analysing the situation brings us to the conclusion that the primary cause of this situation is the loss we have done to the environment. The deforestation has led to surface run off leading to low ground water level and degraded soil quality!
Second reason is the ‘taken for granted’ thinking that we have because we get water easily. If only it was available at the cost of petrol and dies we would have been saving every drop of it.
The recent report of Niti Ayog has said that 21 states would come under severe drought in 2020. And that the ground water level is low. So it can be said that we still can do a lot to improve the water storage, consumption and minimise wastage as much as possible.
By planting as and when we can and taking care of it. By not degrading the land and not dump wastes in water bodies. Putting up rain water harvesting structures and using only limited water without wasting it
These small but important steps can improve every one’s living Standard and can make life easy.