Save Water, Save Gurugram
Gurugram ……a Millennium city.
Gurugram is the sixth largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. An important town in Hindu mythology. Gurugram is one of Delhi’s four major satellite cities and is part of the National Capital Region. Gurugram, is a gamut of high rise condominium, glass buildings and malls accompanied by a symbolic civic infrastructure. Workaholics’ paradise, Gurugram is home to over 300 of Fortune 500 companies. This is the first impression when we think about this city.
Behind every sparkling there is a black background. Water scarcity is one of the major concerns for the residents of this city. It is becoming more & more evident day by day. Water scarcity involves water shortage, water stress or deficits. Authorities point out that the water table is sinking to alarming levels. Builders are still drawing heavily from the bore wells as well, depleting water table further.
Gurugram city is on its deathbed, an estimated 30,000 bore wells have been sunk even as the water table recedes year after year.
Now a days, Gurugram is suffering from acute water shortage. For over one lakh residents in DLF phase I to IV, the water crisis is turning into a very major problem for them since they have to buy water from expensive tankers for their daily needs. These tankers costing Rs. 1000- 2000 per trip.
An unmanageable cycle is evolving in the city.
How can we overcome this problem? We all have to solve this problem at individual level because we all are responsible for it.
Rain water harvesting and efficient use of water can sort out these issues and can save us from further miserable conditions in future. For this we all have to be united and start awareness campaign to save water and tell its actual worth in our life. This is high time to take strong steps towards this direction and do something at outstanding scale before our city goes dry.
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