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Water Management: The Challenges ahead
When we think of Uttarakhand the image that comes to our mind is that of a state which is full of glaciers, rivers, lakes and ponds and abundant of water. But the ground reality is totally different and the state is facing water scarcity in the months of summer. This hilly state is home to several glacier and rain fed rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Bhilangna, Mandakini and Kali with their tributaries like Pinder, Sarju, Gori, Dholi and Kosi etc. which form the lifeline of the people in this region. Water from the streams, natural springs and dug wells fulfill the agricultural, industrial and domestic water demand of the state. But due to the growing economic development and rapid urbanization, increasing water demand has resulted in immense pressure on the water resources of the state.Water being one of the most essential necessities of life, becoming an increasing scarce resource, needs careful planning and management. Availability of safe quality…