Energy and Environment

Overcoming water woes

Two developments that are apparently unconnected but really related have to be taken with seriousness. The first is a recent Uttarakhand High Court order declaring the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers as living entities. And the second is information available with the Union Ministry of Water Resources that India is getting to be severely water-stressed, with the capacity perhaps to endure just one serious drought

Mar 28, 2017
Two developments that are apparently unconnected but really related have to be taken with seriousness. The first is a recent Uttarakhand High Court order declaring the Ganga and the Yamuna rivers as living entities. And the second is information available with the Union Ministry of Water Resources that India is getting to be severely water-stressed, with the capacity perhaps to endure just one serious drought. The linkage between the two is apparent; water bodies are shrinking, drying up or getting polluted. Take the country's two major rivers mentioned above. They remain a major source of potable water in many regions of north India.
 
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The Pioneer, March 28, 2017

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