Ganga, Krishna, Narmada, Kaveri many of our great rivers are depleting fast. If we do not act now, the legacy we hand over to the next generation will be one of conflict and deprivation. These rivers nurtured and nourished us for thousands of years. It is time we nurture and nourish them back to health.
Due to the pressure of population and development. Our rivers are becoming seasonal. And many of Small rivers have already died.
One of the rivers that are Dharmavati in Buxar a district of Bihar is situated there. And the water in it reducing day to day means it has almost died.
The nearest people especially farmers are affecting because of farming the amount of water required which is not enough and the river is the major source of farming.
To raise the level of water there is the only solution we find it is a plantation near the river in the range of 1 KM. This is the most effective and easy way to reverse the water level in the river.
So, We are going to plant 1000 or more plant near the bank of the river. It is important to protect our rivers which nourishing us from last millions of years. Now it's our duty to protect and nourish them, they need our protection and care.
We need your help to join us and contribute as per your effort.
Some Important readings and conditions of the dying rivers
25% of India is turning into desert.
In 15 years, we may have only half the water we need for our survival.
The Ganga is one of the most endangered rivers in the world.
The Godavari was dry along much of its length last year.
The Kaveri has lost 40% of its flow. Krishna and Narmada have lost around 60%.
Estimates say 65% of our water needs are met by rivers.
2 out of 3 major Indian cities already deal with daily water shortage. Many urban residents pay ten times the normal amount for a can of water.
We consume water not just to drink or for domestic purposes. 80% of water is used to grow our food. Each persons average water requirement is 1.1 million litres a year.
Flood, drought and rivers turning seasonal are increasingly leading to crop failure across the country.
Climate change is expected to cause worse floods and droughts within the next 25-50 years. During the monsoon, rivers will flood. The rest of the year, the drought will follow. These trends are already beginning.
Some more readings of lack of water in India.
India is one of the most water-challenged countries in the world, from its deepest aquifers to its largest rivers.
Groundwater levels are falling as Indias farmers, city residents and industries drain wells and aquifers. What water is available is often severely polluted. And the future may only be worse, with the national supply predicted to fall 50 per cent below demand by 2030. According to the World Resource Institute
With 54 percent of Indias total area facing high to extremely high stress, almost 600 million people are at higher risk of surface-water supply disruptions.
Note, in particular, the extremely high stress area blanketing Northwest India. The region is Indias breadbasket. The states of Punjab and Haryana alone produce 50 percent of the national governments rice supply and 85 percent of its wheat stocks. Both crops are highly water intensive.
54 Percent of Indias Groundwater Wells Are Decreasing
Groundwater levels are declining across India. Of the 4,000 wells captured in the IWT 2.0 showing statistically significant trends, 54 percent dropped over the past seven years, with 16 percent declining by more than 1 meter (3.2 feet) per year.
Farmers in arid areas, or areas with irregular rainfall, depend heavily on groundwater for irrigation. The Indian government subsidizes the farmers electric pumps and places no limits on the volumes of groundwater they extract, creating a widespread pattern of excessive water use and strained electrical grids.
Northwestern India again stands out as highly vulnerable. Of the 550 wells studied in the region, 58 percent have declining groundwater levels.