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BANKIMCHANDRA, A visionary poet, in our national song ‘Vande Mataram’, salutes the prosperity of our motherland and its rich natural resources and plentiful water. Yet, India and in large our world is facing the problem of water since many years. The future of the world is under threat due to water crisis.

There is water crisis today but the crisis is not about having too little water to fulfil our needs, it is a crisis of managing water so poorly that billions of people, animals, and the environment suffer badly.

Earlier seen as a problem of only the poorest, the water crisis is increasingly affecting the wealthier nations, economic riches being no insurance against it. For years, we have misused our most important resource – water.

One thing that people need to understand is that each one of us can help and save this country and the world. Each soul can make a difference, just like every drop in the ocean makes a difference. As Mother Teresa had said, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” If each of us recognize, realize and respect water as our most precious resource ever, we can mirror the ocean in all its forceful resilience. And we might just be able to placate the global water crisis, if not completely vanquish it. It shouldn’t be too late when we realize our mistake. Today, through the means of right technology and careful water usage, we can help combat water scarcity in near future.

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