- 21 Major Indian Cities are expected to run out of Groundwater
Namely-Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiyala, Mohali, Ludhiana, Yamuna Nagar, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, New Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Bikaner, Ratlam, Jaipur, Gandhi Nagar, Indore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vellore, Chennai
The ambit of the Jal Shakti ministry will encompass issues ranging from international and inter-state water disputes, the byzantine Namami Ganga project and provision of drinking water. BJP's campaign promise of the 'Nal se Jal' scheme is to provide drinking water to every household in the country by 2024. Management and utilization of water resources has tended to be a complicated matter in India as water is a state subject.
NITI Ayog is working on a plan to exploit India’s vast coastline and its marine waters by desalinating sea water and supplying it to population centers via a network of pipelines.
- The world is fast approaching “climate apartheid" where only the wealthy can afford basic resources in the face of fatal droughts, famine and heat waves.