Water Footprint of India

From last week, one word has taken me off the rest – Water

Blame it Google’s search engine or my interest towards biodiversity, environment and greenery, from past few days I have been increasingly exposed to water situation in India and abroad, regardless of me wanting to do so or not.

The 900 million Mystery

I came across this article, as published by Scroll, saying Mumbai wastes 900 million liters of water a day! That’s a whooping figure. In terms of gallon, that works out to be around 240 million gallons. In India context, that’s 9 lakh tons of water going missing every day..after day.. after day..on an average.. some days its more than that figure too..and on some days it could be just say – Twice!

Why When How and Where are the mystery questions, and when CM himself confirms the figure, I wonder how diluted must it still be from reality and it compels me to bother, if the numbers where far higher than being what mentioned. Nevertheless, it is still a Big Figure.

Latur’s Water Train


Recently, its in the news, how drought of Latur is being fixed by Water train, ferrying around 540,000 liters in each ferry of ten bogies, where each bogie is designed to carry 54,000 liter. As of now, 10 such ferries have been performed, that puts it to 5,400,000 liters of water. And interestingly, as the news article reports, it just adds to 2.4% of the water that is being wasted every day in Mumbai!

In short, 15 days of painstaking 10 trips to Latur just providing only 2.4% of what is being wasted everyday in Mumbai..wtf?!

I had already talked about this here

How efficiently are we producing crops in India


Then comes this article that totally blew-up all things disproportionate!

India, is not good when it comes to farming most of the crops. Especially, in terms of global volume of use of water, India underperforms, using far more water than required. This clearly highlights the deviation in the number of farmers actually knowing how to farm!

Production-wise Water Footprint

Plain white

Just few days after mint publishes, this article, that gives away exact information missing in its first article, which I too had desperately search on web, but to no avail. After knowing how India is using water resources in the wake of global average usage, I wanted to know it in terms of productivity. And darn, there it came trembling down, as it revealed how we are not doing good on that front as well.

The Heat Wave Scenario In Country

In past ten years, number of people killed by heat wave is higher than people killed by Floods in India, and yet heatwaves are not being addressed under national disasters.

This article just shows about it graphically, or rather I must say infographically.



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The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it's first one and a half year, since the year of it's launch - 2014. Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven't been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world's most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don't know if I have missed any other reason. The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as - my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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