Are we heading toward a severe disaster in India?

S Venkateshwari
Are we heading toward a severe disaster in India?

It is stated that india is home to sacred rivers like the ganga and Jamuna. This water's richness adds to its beauty. However, the waste of water in towns and cities is pulling this lovely and wealthy nation in an opposite path.

A report published in 2025 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) indicates that India's water crisis could get much worse. In such a scenario, it is believed that the future flow of Himalayan rivers such as the ganga, Brahmaputra, and Indus may decrease due to pollution, encroachment, urbanization, and melting of glaciers, as well as a lack of water conservation.

In 2016, a UNESCO report stated that 9.33 crore people worldwide were experiencing a lack of water. Following then, several nations experienced a serious water shortage. According to the report, there is a lack of water in 80% of Asia. whereby Pakistan, india, and North-East china are experiencing a very dangerous problem.

Ten crore people in the nation are affected by the water crisis.

A serious water deficit is currently affecting roughly 10 crore people in 21 major indian cities, according to the Comprehensive Water Management Index (CWMI) study. Water availability in the nation was 6,000 cubic meters per person in 1994; by 2025, that number is predicted to drop to 1600 cubic meters. In addition, the country's growing population is thought to be a significant contributing factor to the water shortage.

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