World Water Day - Inputs Sought

In addition to the water supply whitepaper, we would like you to give your best and most practical inputs on how every Indian can contribute to saving water. These should be things that as a citizen, we must all do, independent of authorities, so our cities dont run out of water. Capetown and Shimla are real examples to keep in mind.

Our conservation can help many in our own states and in dire need, so lets do our bit!

We look forward to your inputs!
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Water losses in to sea after heavy rains,flooding can be reduced by linking of rivers by canals.Lift irrigation into higher reaching ground if you have in your state where water cannot reach.
Wastage can be reduced by insisting all drip irrigation in horticultural field
Growth of arid and semi arid crops as a second crop to save water.
Drinking water which is precious is to be controlled ( losses due to leaks,stealing ,unauthorised selling by govt tankers to local hotels,jhuggis,nurseries making money from govt sources.
Prevent or control bore water wells in areas where water resources are plenty .
Prohibit digging borewells in riverbeds govt land, forests, private land as this type of large sized sale of water is in vogue in Maharashtra,Karnataka , Andhra, Telangana.
Banswimminpools in star hotels.Ban tub baths in homes.
In lighter vain one farmer in a t.v a interview said that we have 24 hours free electricity in fields therefore we pump all round the clock from our borewells.( depletion of ground water by free availability of electricity to agriculture.)
Usage of sea water by treating it and using for ablution purposes like gulf countries.
Vaporation in severe summer from ponds and lakes to be prevented by ( one US California state measure which succeeded is covering by black plastic spheres of size of tennis balls in millions over the water ,it covers and prevents evaporation )
Leaking public water taps , tankers , hand pumps . more  
Linking of rivers was mooted by our then irrigation minister KL. Rao. which was not carried forward. Building big canals to divert rain water to main land for using drinking and irrigation purpose thereby stop wafter going to sea. Such large projects can be undertaken on food for work programme instead of waiving of debts . Our next generation will be thankful to us. It is forecasted that there will scarcity of water in future globally. Let us show to the world that we can solve the problem through our large work force.
Thanks. more  
A separate ministry can be set up for water conservation by the government of India. A team can be set up with IAS officer's. more  
Dear Friends. I regularly follow your posts. It is true that clean water or drinking water-shortage is a global problem. In India it is in many places - villages and cities. There were/are many govt initiatives we found. Those are large projects. Some are fruitful and some are not yet. But as a proud citizens we should have also responsibilities and consciousness. We can do small things. As a mass it will be big. We can try to stop wastage of water in our day to day life. And charity begins at home. Many times our house water tank is overflowing. We forget to switch off pump machine. Many time we see municipal/corporation street water supply is running down. Somebody forget to stop tap after taking water. I think we should teach about it, in our schools/colleges and in our homes and in our communities, to our children. They will teach us. If a little kid say you that do not waste water or do not urinate on roadside, it will be very effective. It is very sad that bottled water are available in shops everywhere but in many places adequate water supply or water arrangement is/are not available. But it is good that many tries are going on to solve these problems. We should support, participate and campaign, for we all know "little drops of water makes a mighty ocean'. Thanks more  
Wastage of water over flowing from overhead tanks of residential accomodation / unnecessary wastages need to be plugged by supplying water through water meters and charging the consumers , Pay As You Consume with higher slab charges for higher consumption . This should help upto certain extent. more  
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