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Harnessing Rainwater for a resilient future

Overuse and exploitation of groundwater have played a major role in the dwindling water availability in urban India. According to the United Nations, India is utilising its groundwater faster than any other nation. The annual per capita water availability dropped from 1,816 cu m in 2001 to 1,545 cu m in 2011, a 15 per cent drop. It is further expected to drop to 1,341 cu m and 1,140 cu m by 2025 and 2050 respectively (MoWR, 2014). On the...

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