50% water lost in transition
New Delhi: It’s the poor distribution network and not shortage as
thought earlier that creates water scarcity in urban India. According to the ‘Alternative Urban Futures Report’, collated by
Worldwide Fund for Nature, almost 50% of water produced in the
capital gets lost in the distribution network. Mumbai follows with
distribution losses of up to 25%. ‘‘The problem is not always that
of availability. Delhi, for
example, has enough water to meet the needs of its population but a
poor distribution network and a high rate of leakage leads to water
losses,’’ the study states.
‘60 yrs on, people don’t have clean
right to clean drinking water not part of right to life guaranteed
under Article 21 of the Constitution?