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The United Nations World Water Day (which was observed on the 22nd of this month) with its emphasis on sustainable development, is a reminder for us to reflect on our self-created paradox of poisoning rivers which are our life source. With ambitious projects like Namami Gange, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to sow the seeds of sustainable progress and to develop a world-class approach to water management.
Let's face it! Cities in India that have been built without much foresight of having to accommodate a surge in population are quite literally, idiomatically put, bursting at their seams.