A recent article in the BBC talked about a list of 10 cities that would run out of water soon. Second on that list is the garden city, Bangalore. It is not surprising that this issue has come up considering the pollution of the surface water in Bangalore.
India ranks 120th among 128 nations on the state of the water resources. Almost 200 districts in India have ground water that is unfit for human consumption. Waterborne diseases kill almost 100,000 people in India annually and have led to the spread of diseases like Cholera, Diarrhoea, Filariasis and Malaria.