The story of India’s water crisis today is not an accidental occurrence. What is unfolding in front of us has been warned by both experts and practitioners several times over. By 2030, the crisis can deepen by 40% more if business as usual continues. The Central Ground Water Board in 2017 declared 1,592 blocks in 257 districts as "Water Scarce Blocks" at varying degrees such as critical, over exploited to least water availability. Of late, following the footsteps of Cape Town, several cities in India are queuing up to declare Day Zero, including Bengaluru, Chennai etc. Responding to these alarm bells, the recently formed Jal Shakti Ministry has launched the much ambitious and laudable Jal Shakti Abhiyan for conserving water, which further aims to provide water through pipes to all households. For the first time, people's participation has been emphasised besides various line ministries working together for the common goal.Perspectives on India's Water Crisis Read More


Clean water is a basic necessity, but easy availability of and access to clean water are equally important. Community-owned, community-operated drinking water systems enable communities to secure their drinking water needs while simultaneously undertaking community governance of an important natural resource. Read More



Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) led by IIT Kanpur are pleased to organise the 4th India Water Impact Summit from 5-7 December 2019 at the Vigyan Bhawan, New   Read More

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