Date: 23-02-2019

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    India is well endowed with freshwater resources.Critically examine why it still suffers from water scarcity?( 250 words) 15 marks

  • Subject: World Geography
  • Topic: Natural Resources
  • Sub-Topic: South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
  • Source: The Hindu
    Introduction: Mention the rich source of water availability in out country. present facts to state that amount of water is rightly available but it is due to improper management that lots of available water is wasted. 
    Scenario build up: Mention the ways in which water is improperly managed like no water conservation strategies, faulty check dams, high surface runoff, unplanned irrigation, concretization and urbanisation, etc. Suggest the steps to correct our water management practices. Include options like strict rain water harvesting implementation, irrigation management, afforestation, more tanks and lakes rejuvenation etc. 

    Conclusion: Providing safe and adequate drinking water is a critical necessity and such challenges need a massive multi sectoral partnership to implement water management programs.
    Sources to Read:
    https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/making-every-drop-count/article23311134.ece https://cdn.cseindia.org/userfiles/Urban-Water-Efficiency-and-Conservation.pdf http://niti.gov.in/writereaddata/files/new_initiatives/presentation-on-CWMI.pdf

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