New Delhi: We are living in a time when our country is facing the worst water crisis in the history. Experts say that 21 major cities of India such as Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad will run out of groundwater by 2020. Yet, this fast depleting natural resource is being misused and mismanaged badly. Taking up the cause of saving water and spreading awareness about it, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha actor Bhumi Pednekar urges citizens to do their bit for the environment by saving water.
Sharing a post on her social media with a photo of a thirsty child trying hard to get a drop of water from the water tank, the actor said,
This image truly broke my Heart. It made me cry. A large part of our population is dealing with the problem of water scarcity. Many of us have the monetary means to buy it but there are many that don’t.
With an appeal, Bhumi Pednekar added,
As individuals, we must become more responsible with the way we utilise this soon depleting natural resource.
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The recently published report by NITI Ayog – Composite Water Management Index also highlighted the grim situation which India is facing currently. According to the report, currently 600 million Indians face high to extreme water shortage and about two lakh people die every year due to inadequate access to potable water. It is also being predicted that the water crisis will get worse, as the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply by 2030. What does that mean? It means that hundreds of millions of people may face water scarcity and the country will can suffer a loss of up to 6 per cent of the GDP.