Top Cities in India Will Probably Run Out of Water in Next 5 Years!


knocking on heavens door
meh..cancel some plans for those high rises for elites and "megotmoneycozmestinkyrich" would come back to normal..


Cyborg Agent
I observed Hyderabad has lot of ground water problem because these real estate ppl are building jungles of concrete building
rapidly.People don't care but will realize one day they made huge mistake and will start harvesting.


Lost in speed
Indian Govt, are you listening this?
Wonder, how much will be the price for 'Package water' in the 6th year?


Staff member
What the hell govt has to do with this? It seems that these days people have a habit of bashing govt for every damn thing.


Lost in speed
^ Government has to take measures at a national level, when comes to building reservoirs or saltwater-to-freshwater conversion processes to aid the future people for water needs.
It also can amend certain strict laws (afresh) for the factory outlets to empty its contents, not into the edible water supplies but to somewhere, that won't affect flora/fauna life.

Though the individual can contribute the goal by using less water or by limiting water pollution, it's not gonna do much help than the former. People follow the lead better than the behaving themselves individually.


Steam High Templar
meh....Delhi is the capital
even if the whole country does not have water
Delhi will have water
or atleast the rich brats of Delhi will have water


In the zone
Rainwater won't last long. Have you seen massive water storage facilities in Delhi? If groundwater is gone, then everyone but the rich people will have severe problems. Even the upper middle class people won't be exempt.


King of my own Castle
A district ,Buldhana in Maharashtra which used to have regular water till last year suddenly is left with out water in the midst of Winter. People there are shuddering to even think about what will happen in Summers.
The 2 Dams which used to supply water to the district have gone Dry due to almost no rainfall in the region this year and there is no Ground Water to fall back to. This from the district which always had plenty of water throughout history.

The citizens there recently with having 2 dams in proximity never thought they would be one to face this situation. Wonder what will happen to us ?

Suddenly people need to make expenses around 2500 Rs for water every week. The poor and the middle class need to defecate in the open due to dry taps as water no where in sight.

If you had taken water for granted, now is the time to ponder.

Residents of Buldhana town are shivering these days. No it is not due to the cold. It is the thought of summer that makes them shiver. Even though it is peak winter, the town is getting water once in 20 days. Publicly the officials say the situation will remain under control but the citizens are fearing the worst.

An official in district administration revealed on condition of anonymity that as on date top officials are unable to see how far their efforts to meet summer season's requirement would be successful. "It is an unprecedented crisis. The government has to think of the entire district. Some water has to be provided for cattle too. The sources are limited and most are either dry or will go dry before onset of summer," he told TOI.

Meanwhile We carelessly pollute the rivers, and waste whatever little water we have.The study from HESCO shows there is no river in Northern India that is even fit for bathing forget water consumption due to sewage and industrial waste that we dump in incessantly.

The famed rivers of India's Gangetic plains are turning into "sewage", threatening the life and health of millions of people dependent on them, warned a team of 11 environmental activists who cycled through the region covering around 1,800km in 27 days.

In the capital earlier this week on way to their final stop, Dehra Dun, team members they crossed 24 rivers while cycling through north Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

"Not one river was fit to bathe in. The water at many places resembled sewage water. Among the most polluted rivers we came across was the Yamuna in western UP, Varuna and Gandak," said team leader Anil P Joshi, a Padma Shri-awardee who heads a Dehra Dun-based environmental NGO, HESCO.
"The growing pollution of rivers is a stark sign of wider ecological imbalance in the region,"
It wasn't just the rivers that the activists were worried about. They said none of the states they travelled through had achieved even half of India's target of 33% area under forests. Bengal had 14.64%, Bihar 7.23%, UP 3.61% and Delhi 11.94%.

"Forests are vanishing in these states. And even the ones that survive are grade C forests, consisting of bushes rather than broad-leaved trees," Joshi said.

The team travelled through 31 districts, held 300 meetings and reached out to around 10,000 people. They interacted with 1,200 village youth through the yatra and found the 80% of them had not seen a forest.

About time for those who took nature and natural resources as granted to see the living hell .
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Still in war with allies
India is a directionless state ........................without any head or toe , from law to natural resources , no one cares about anything and at last put every blame on government , people waste water like nothing ,same for other resources as well
On top of that there are no water harvesting methods implemented.. We just depend on the rain.. One day the rain won't fall but probably we will..


Steam High Templar
without any head or toe , from law to natural resources , no one cares about anything and at last put every blame on government ,1. people waste water like nothing ,same for other resources as well
1.apart from *Marwadis*
We just depend fully on the rain.. One day the rain won't fall but probably we will.. die

Ankit Omar

Broken In
I think Government already has some measures in place - for example, there are bye-laws in a number of cities that require water harvesting to be done for all new constructions above a certain plot size - it is up to people to implement them (of course, also for the Govt to enforce it).

However, I have seen people avoiding it - just because it will cost another 5-10 thousand - and will be a lot of hassle too.


Sith Lord
Staff member
"The government is concerned and we are gearing up to find new aquifers all over the country as this is the only way out,"
wow their only plan is to tap into even more ground water
ground needs some of it too, humans will find a way to get
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