Water is to the Earth as blood is to our body. It nourishes and replenishes the Earth, covering 70% of its surface. One might think why we talk of water scarcity when we have so much water. The water we can actually consume is but a tiny fraction of this 70%. Freshwater constitutes 3% of all water, 2/3rd of which is stockpiled in glaciers or otherwise unavailable to us for use.
As more and more land is engulfed by buildings and roads to satiate the population’s growing needs, cityscapes are slowly turning into what are popularly known as concrete jungles. Smoke , dust and fumes have engulfed our streets. Air quality is at an all time low. Though not as bad at metropolitan cities, the pollution index of Vadodara is 67.46, which is considered High.
India is home to astonishing biodiversity and we are losing them fast. Not only do we need to act fast, we need to raise a future which will continue efforts to preserve and maintain the natural world. What our community essentially lacks, is a culture that cares for the natural systems that we inhabit. The population of India is severely ignorant about environmental issues and neither do they seem to be bothered by the consequences of the degradation of the environment.
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