A United Nations report recently highlighted that India is facing a massive water crisis, with the problem expected to intensify by 2050, by when 40 percent of India's renewable groundwater resources would be depleted. Without any provision for clean water and the number of polluted rivers nearly doubling in the last five years, it has become absolutely necessary to prepare the world's second most populous country to take on the crisis.
Every year, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day, with an aim to bring about awareness over the water crisis faced by countries like India. The UN report also says that contamination is no longer a problem with surface water alone, but also with groundwater resources which have been found to contain both metallic contamination and also contamination from improper disposal of human excreta.
Here's a quiz to check how well you are versed with the water crisis.
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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2018 16:02:03 IST