the lack of adequate infrastructure to provide water is a major concern for India. Most people in the country are still relying on hand pumps for access to water…
Guwahati, March 22:
The latest report released during World Water Day 2020 focuses on the issue of tackling climate change. It states that a lot of marginalised communities need clean water and decent toilets as its first step of action.
The World Water Day 2020 focused on the fact that Water shortage is a real challenge for every country. India, with its staggering population of 130 crore, has been able to provide basic water supply close to home to 93% of its people.
Furthermore, this report on World Water Day 2020 shifts focus on tackling climate change and on the need of clean water and decent toilets in marginalised communities.
The report further stated that India is preparing to shift its focus to providing piped water to every home at the household level by the year 2024.
The report also sheds light on some of the challenges that India is facing currently while trying to provide basic facilities to its citizens. Despite India being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the report states rampant socio-economic inequalities and delays in the service delivery system makes it tough for the government to provide basic necessities like water to some 7% of its people.
Moreover, while the government is trying to provide piped water to all homes by 2024, the climate crisis is posing a major threat. India suffered through natural disasters like droughts, floods and cyclones throughout 2019, leaving people and infrastructure in shambles.
It may be added that, the lack of adequate infrastructure to provide water is a major concern for India. Most people in the country are still relying on hand pumps for access to water, despite the fact that hand pumps tend to corrode when installed in soil or groundwater with high salinity levels.