India will face 50% water deficit by the year 2030, and may very well deal with this crisis by importing water.
India will face 50% water deficit by the year 2030, and may very well deal with this crisis by importing water.(Photo: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
  • 1. Why Should You Be Bothered About Water Crisis Now?
  • 2. How Bad is The Water Crisis in Shimla, and Parts of North...
  • 3. How Bad Is the Situation in Rest of India?
  • 4. So, How Did We Get Ourselves Into this Mess?
  • 5. Why Is Rainwater Harvesting Important for India?
Without Water, India is Already Living in the Apocalyptic Future

Do you like watching movies that are about the apocalypse? You know, the ones where humans battle it out for their basic needs. Well, good tidings, you’re living in the future already. A future without water.

Cape Town in South Africa is not the only place that is going to run out of water soon. A few years from now, your own city may run dry. You can no longer take water for granted. With temperatures soaring across India, the country is becoming drier and we are staring at a severe water crisis.

  • 1. Why Should You Be Bothered About Water Crisis Now?

    According to a study by Asian Development Bank, India will face a 50 percent water deficit by the year 2030, and may very well deal with this crisis by importing water. That is, if other countries don’t run out of water themselves.

    The availability of water per person is dwindling at a pace faster than you can imagine. From 1951 to 2011, water availability per person dropped by 70 percent. Thirty years from now, the per person water availability is expected to be reduced to 22 percent.

    Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim Cameraperson: Shiv Kumar

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