India is under the threat of a major water crisis, which at some levels has already affected many cities of the country. There is an immediate need for awareness that drives the citizens to take small steps and measures that can help us overcome this situation. But how much does the population know about the danger that this crisis poses? We travelled across the country and here’s what the citizens had to say:
The students of Delhi University believe that water crisis is one of the most important issues today as it is affecting many countries around the world. The students have come up with the concept of spreading awareness about climate change and the water crisis through literature as they believe that literature and art have the power to create change and that is what the world needs right now. The DU students unanimously take a pledge to connect with the Har Ek Boond initiative and save water.
The capital city of Tamil Nadu is the most affected by the lack of safe water. We have come across numerous stories and pictures about women travelling long distances or people standing in long queues for minimal access of drinking water. Citizens of Chennai including children have taken the pledge to make every drop count.
Gujarat was badly affected by the 2019 floods that contaminated all major water bodies in the state and led to numerous casualties. Students in schools are aware and are actively involved in water conservation projects. They have incorporated small lifestyle changes that they believe make a huge difference. The students of Anand Niketan have implemented ideas like rainwater harvesting, percolation wells to conserve water and make it useful at the same time.
Singer Sona Mohapatra joins us in our initiative of creating a mass movement that will help in overcoming the major crisis of our country. She urges people to make small changes like being aware of the water use as every little drop is important and using products that don’t lead to wastage.
“I was recently shooting a music video in Jaisalmer and I was surprised to know that despite being a desert, it is a water sufficient city and Cherrapunji that we have all studied as the place that receives the highest rainfall in India is water deficient just because of the lack of water conservation. This is the difference that conservation can make.”- Sona Mohapatra, Singer
The water guards suggest basic ideas like reusing the water that is filtered out of RO systems and washing machines which can save 50% of water every day. However, we need to be aware of the change it can create and be open to incorporate it. There is a neglect among a large sect of the population towards the prevailing water-deficiency. But let’s join hands to bring a change.
Aquaguard Har Ek Boond, is an initiative by the Republic Media Network and Aquaguard that aims to spread knowledge about the looming water crisis over India and inspire the citizens to take charge themselves to curb the situation by proper management of water.
Here’s how you can contribute to make every drop of water count -
Take the pledge by logging onto www.republicworld.com or give a missed call on 1800 120 887788.
Watch to know more about the what the students have to say about the water crisis and ways to overcome.