S M Sehgal Foundation
India has the most people in the world without access to safe drinking water (133.9 million). Many studies indicate that poor and marginalized populations are the worst affected from waterborne diseases resulting from the consumption of contaminated water.
Water is a precious natural resource that ensures human well-being. However, across the globe there is a severe water crisis, which is heightened by issues of inaccessibility and contamination.
Nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people live in rural areas, many of which face unprecedented water shortages.
S M Sehgal Foundation awarded the “3rd National Ground Water Augmentation Award-2009” by Ministry of Water ResourcesPosted on 28 Mar, 2011 04:44 PM
The award, instituted by the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, is given for “innovative practices of groundwater augmentation through rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge.” The award to S.M.