Uneven rain patterns have left some of the areas of rural India impacted by drought. This has led to the depletion of water from the river beds and the groundwater
Lack of understanding of sustainable farming practices lead the farmers to plant that sometimes takes a lot more water and the short term gain adversely impacts them and the community.
Education & Training
Rural area families need education and training to use the water in a sustainable way for the future of their family and community.
Engagement & Awareness
Villagers face a shortage of water but are unaware of the role they play in the challenges they face.
Soil Erosion and Siltation
Over-exploitation of Groundwater
Weak Water Conservation Efforts
Water Impacts the Community
Shortage of water leads to lower crop yield, which leads to lower income for the farmer family which impacts the national GDP
Farmers fight for access to water especially when farmers with more resources pull out more water from the water bodies
Without water, farmers need to find an alternate source of livelihood which results in mass migration to the larger cities