if i recall,there are desalination plants in the south..think it is chennai...there was a prototype built in mumbai for a desalination plant...dont know what happened...will find out...
@dead5: You know, desalinization is not a good idea for India just yet. We need to fix our economy before we implement such loss-making schemes. When seawater is desalinized, you don't make money, because the cost of desalinizing large volumes of water and then disposing off the residue costs more than what regular packaged water is sold here for. Maybe after ~5-6 years we can consider desalinization as an option for clean water.
developed nations & many developing nations have much more per capita water/power consumption than India without the advantages of so many rivers & above all monsoon.if you really want to know the poor state of water management in our country just read this:
Cherrapunji: Wet, wetter, driest | Society | Times Crest
trust only Indian politicians/bureaucracy to pull off such a ridiculous feat:shortage of drinking water in one of the wettest places of world!
same goes for power.i don't know about you but in my city there are lakhs of people who would be glad to have enough electricity to run a ceiling fan 24 hours in summer season(carpenters included).
Blame the establishment
leastmost for such problems & if you don't then you deserve what you get.
Perhaps they got out just in time. In 1876 Cherrapunjee suffered the highest day's rainfall ever recorded - 104 cm (41 inches) in just 24 hours.
The rain did more than just send the British packing. It also washed away the topsoil around Cherrapunjee, a process compounded by deforestation, and exposed the porous limestone rocks beneath.
Rain seeps through the rocks or flows almost immediately off the escarpment in a series of waterfalls, ending up where it is least welcome, in Bangladesh, where floods have cost more than 700 lives and left 10 million people homeless this year alone.
What i don't understand is i am unable to come across one single person who would say Ajit Pawar or Sharad Pawar have clean image. Infact they are quite known for horrending sulprus money some even coming from the closed doors of faithful party cadre.
Still the amount of vote margins they win by every year just makes me wonder are people somewhere really asking for it.