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Getting all Indian tap water may be desirable. But what’s really needed is safe drinking water in our country. Discuss.

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)

2. Getting all Indian tap water may be desirable. But what’s really needed is safe drinking water in our country. Discuss.(250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article explains that clean drinking water is a basic human necessity. It must be ensured by resolving all the challenges.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the clean and safe drinking water situation in India and possible solutions to improve water stressed situation.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some key facts related to availability of clean and safe drinking water in India.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Discuss the water stress situation in India first. India is facing a water emergency; it has 16% of the world population, but only 4% of freshwater resources. Water availability in the country was about 5,000 cubic meters per capita per year at the time of independence. It was greater than what was necessary. India has failed to generate such additional availability over time.

Discuss the reasons behind the water-stressed situation in India.

Suggest solutions to overcome the situation.

Explain in what way clean drinking water is a basic human necessity. It must be ensured by resolving all the challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.