We Never Know the Worth of Water Till Our City Goes Dry

 

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.

 

Shobhika John
Architecture for Humanity
Development 2050

 

13 thoughts on “We Never Know the Worth of Water Till Our City Goes Dry”

  1. Problem is that people still dont understand value of water ……. making a worth use of water is must needed dese days otherwise da day is not far when when people will die due scarcity of water

  2. Let’s join hand to save our City from 💧 Water crisis….
    …. So That we and are coming future generation don’t face that much prblm..
    Save Water
    ….n Go Green

  3. Very well explained the worsening situation. Hope public unite and try to resolve it. All d very best.

  4. U have underlined a worth mentioning topic of immediate attention…water scarcity has been one of the major challenge in India since decades. Traditional water conservation methods at individual level is the only hope js to minimise this problem…and not only Gurugram but whole norh west India is the victim of this problem….keep writing such points as these bear huge importance atleast to spread the awareness among the masses…

  5. We appreciate your efforts regarding these problem. Rain water harvesting is only option for overcome from this situation. Keep going.
    All the best.

  6. 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.

    Just this will not help to overcome this issue. Social, political, economical, infrastructural, industrial and many other factors are responsible for such crisis. This need to be handled from the grass root level.

  7. To a thiirsty man a drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold,Thousand loved without love,bt not water,so SAVE WATER

  8. Very well describe the topic based on current problem facing by the people in India.
    But the problem is, still we don’t undersatnd the situation.
    For the change we all need to start ourself first.

  9. I appreciate ur hard work on this topic.
    People’s just don’t understand the value of water specially in remote areas. I saw they had their own water pump at their home n they waste water like anything. I think those people deserves limited water supply only. Rain water harvesting is the best option to go through this problem.
    I m very happy to read ur blog , best of luck n keep it up.

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