The NITI Aayog for the first time released a Report on the current water availability across different states in the country titled Composite Water Management Index(CWMI).
In this report, the NITI Aayog has highlighted the fact that 600 million people, or nearly 50% of the current population, face high-to-extreme water stress. Other important points are:
- 75% of households do not have drinking water on premise
- 70% of our water is contaminated
- India is currently ranked 120th among 122 countries in the water quality index
And our village isn’t untouched with the water problem there’s a huge water scarcity for irrigation which affects the crop yield and also the quality of crop and soil itself. Ideally we need to build 11 Stop Dams, 4 Lakes, 82 Boulder dams, 11 Sunken Ponds, 40 Gabion Structures in our tribal area overall estimated Cost would be 1 .08 crore.