WHY IS WATER SO IMPORTANT?
Water is one of the most essential items humans need for survival. We need water for many things like drinking and cooking, but water is also used for many more aspects of life that allow us to stay healthy. Water is used to wash ourselves, wash clothes, cooking, wash dishes and utensils, it is used to keep your house clean. It is used in pools, it keeps plants and crops alive so that we can have agriculture and food to eat. Water is therefore an absolute necessity to human beings and without it, our bodies cannot function and society will come to a halt.
INDIA'S DWINDLING SUPPLY
With the second largest population in the world, meaning India equates to approximately 17.86% of the world’s total population. In 2016, India’s population was 1.33 billion and it is continuing to grow. Due to such an enormous amount of people, people in India constantly struggle with poverty; making it much more difficult to gain access to water, let alone potable water. It is hard to calculate the percentage of Indians who live in poverty, but we know that almost 6% if India’s population do not have access to safe drinking water. This means that 76 million people with absolutely no access to safe drinking water. The people who do have access to a water source, are not at a higher advantage compared to those who don't, because the drinking water would most likely be contaminated with disease and unfit to drink.