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India's Water Quality Is Improving

Oct 11, 2007
The quality of water in developing countries has long been a hot topic of debate with many people questioning the poor hygiene standards people in these countries are subjected to. However, India has taken a step forward as they have had a revolution in their sanitation sector.

The developing country is getting closer to improving the quality of their water that is available to its population. Coverage of the problem has increased from one percent in 1981 to 48 percent in 2007 which means that more people are becoming aware of the importance of water testing. This achievement has made it possible for the country to collect the Millennium Development Goal in hygiene ahead of schedule.

It has become increasingly important for countries such as India to engage in regular water testing as 1.8 million children die every year around the world because of bad quality water. This equates to 4,900 deaths every day. With regular water testing however, problems can be identified and fixed and the number of deaths every year can be reduced. Nearly 20 percent of the world's population does not have easy access to drinking water and 40 percent lack sanitation facilities. It is well known the majority of these people are in developing countries.

Today, 90 percent of the rural population has access to safe drinking water. However, millions of people still have no access, especially to sanitation services which is important for environmental cleanliness and proper health and hygiene, particularly women and children. In fact, 2.4 billion people live in conditions lacking adequate sanitation. In the absence of it, many people die due to various water and sanitation - related diseases. Again, areas with bad water can easily be identified with regular water testing. Action needs to be taken quickly about these water problems because more than 800 million people, which is 15 percent of the world's population is malnourished which is partly due to insufficient water for crops.

Not having access to clean water and sanitation facilities threatened life, destroys opportunity and undermines human dignity. It also impacts lives and people's livelihoods. However, a lot of these problems can be easily resolved with regular water testing so that people become aware of where the problems are. The water and sanitation sector in India has made rapid progress and is an excellent model which makes it possible to achieve 100 percent sanitation.
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