The great Indian water challenge, in four charts3 min read . Updated: 23 Mar 2021, 07:53 AM IST
- This year, the UN theme for World Water Day (22 March) is ‘valuing water’. There’s a renewed push towards that front by the centre, but fast-growing urbanization makes the scale of the problem huge
In August 2019, India set off on the ambitious goal to provide tap water connections to all rural families within five years. Less than two-fifths of that goal has been met so far, but the government is about to add a new layer to the mission next fiscal: urban India, through the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban). A closer look shows the challenge to replicate the goal in cities could be much greater, and time-taking.
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