New Delhi: When people start harnessing natural resources, they do not stop till its completely over. As Gandhiji said there’s enough for our need but not enough for our greed, and in the recent times man’s greed has been taking over nature. The forest cover is going down and concrete buildings can be seen in abundance. It is feared that within a span of 2 years 21 cities of the country will run out of water due to rapid depletion of the groundwater table.
These Indian state will run out of groundwater soon
Recently, the Policy Commission gave a report on the lack of water in India. These reports show that the danger of depleting groundwater table can be felt in UP, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand and Odisha. The worrying factor is that in all these states paddy, wheat and many other types of grains are grown in large quantities.
The condition of UP
The situation of groundwater in UP is quite pathetic. The pond houses are being built. Water is getting reduced in rivers. On that day, due to the continuous evacuation of groundwater, the situation is getting worse day by day. According to a research, the level of groundwater in the 660 block of UP is continuously falling. within two years, groundwater will be completely eliminated from Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Agra, Noida and Varanasi. Apart from these places wherever water is saved, it is contaminated fluoride, iron, arsenic, chromium, manganese and other salt and it threatens people with serious diseases. In what way we are behind in saving water, it shows that in the year 1912 Lucknow had 320 ponds, but most of these ponds were split.
In Bihar, the situation is worse
Fluoride and arsenic has been found in 11 districts of Bihar. Every year in the districts of Aurangabad, Kaimur, Nawada, Jamui, Bhagalpur and Rohtas, there is a tremendous water crisis in the summer. The report of the Bihar government says that 97 percent of the construction work in Patna alone does not follow the rules related to water. A survey was conducted in Patna last year. It was found that the groundwater level has gone below 10 meters in many areas of the city.