Water Crisis: Coming disaster in the state

DSC01458-300x225Water has privilege over all other natural resources as it determines the system of production and growth in an ecological zone. Use and management of this water for economic benefit has been practiced in all over the world since antiquity. Today, due to high population and economic growth demand of water has increased tremendously all over the world. On the other hand, depleting forest cover, reduce in size of glaciers and a drastic change in climatic conditions has led to 30-40% decline in average rainfall over the past 50 years.

In Uttarakhand Himalayas, there are many villages in the hill districts which are facing a deep crisis of drinking water. The best way of increasing ground water recharge is to provide a good forest cover, with permanent grass cover coming a close second. Roof top rainwater harvesting, solar pumping system, treatment of catchments of traditional water harvesting sources, revitalization of old gravity schemes and infiltration well are most appropriate technologies which can be taken up for improving the situation.

3 thoughts on “Water Crisis: Coming disaster in the state

  1. “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” Jal Hi Jeevan Hai “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    …without water there will be no future… …so start saving water from Today, Bcoz there is a Day after Tomorrow…

  2. is there anybody serious about rain water harvesting, we would like to take it forward into he hills.

  3. As in the our state of uttarakhand unconventional energy department has established some tie-up with electricity department and thouse who are using solar energy are getting subsidies in form of rebate in electicity bill, similarly to promote the use of rain water particularly in industries and other instituions similar provisions should be done.
    Drinking water department of the State should think of establishing an artisans gulid for construction/ designing of low cost rain water harvesting structures/ techniques.
    Publicity of SAJAL award initiated by GoI ( for the rural communities practicing holistic WATSAN management )should be done at priority basis.
    Koi kuch to kare baba.

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