Mumbai needs 4,000 million litres of drinking water every day (MLD) to assuage the thirsty of its 1.25 cr residents. But the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reports that it can only supply 3,300 MLD, leading to a shortfall of 700 MLD.This shortfall, many believe, will continue to get bigger if the state and the civic body doesn't take immediate steps to address the crisis. And, even residents need to do their part to use water judiciously. March 22 was World Water Day, and this year's theme mirrors the growing water needs of an emerging nation and city. BMC Standing Committee chairman Ravindra Waikar says, 'Mumbai's main problem is that since the Koyna Dam was constructed in 1960, we have not constructed any major dam or lake in the city. Though everybody is talking about the new airport, infrastructure and flyovers, no one bothers about the water problem.'"
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Mar 2007-DNA - Mumbai - It will be years before Mumbai surmounts its water crisis - Daily News & Analysis
DNA - Mumbai - It will be years before Mumbai surmounts its water crisis - Daily News & Analysis: "