Water scarcity is one of the burning issues faced by world currently and this is expected to get worse with time. The scarcity of fresh water throughout globe is in future going to be number one concern . The conflicts and tensions over water, widespread deaths due to polluted water is now not an exception and possibilities of an imminent war over water not being ruled out. Wisdomful voices have stated that water might be the main cause of future wars.
We in Jammu and Kashmir should also learn to preserve and conserve water otherwise we are doomed .
The worrying statistics speak out for themselves. According to the 2001 Census, only 68.2 per cent of households in the country had access to safe drinking water. Experts say, as of now, 50 per cent of the villages have no source of protected drinking water. In a list of 122 countries rated on the quality of potable drinking water, India ranked a lowly 120. With 1.2 billion people to feed, it is estimated that by 2020, India will become an even more water-stressed nation. The availability of water per person per annum has been reduced from 6500 cubic meters to 2500 cubic meters. On the otherhand, India’s supply of water is rapidly dwindling due primarily to mismanagement of water resources. India’s water crisis is predominantly a man-made problem. India’s climate is not particularly dry, nor is it lacking in rivers and groundwater.According to expert analysis, extremely poor management, unclear laws, government corruption, and industrial and human waste have caused this water supply crunch and rendered what water is available practically useless due to the huge quantity of pollution.
We need to gather our acts together and start saving the resources of water with utmost urgency.