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
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.