Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
By 2020, India will have 21 cities with water scarcity, as per NITI Aayog. A way to tackle this issue is by ensuring improved wastewater treatment. While industrial wastewater is regulated, domestic sewage is not. About 800 sewage treatment plants catering to over 4000 cities and towns. Traditional approaches have failed. It is high time to embrace alternative methods for wastewater treatment.
It's all part of making a better world.
If we can ensure improved sanitation services and facilities for all, that would mean an improvement in our Gross Domestic Product by 6% by 2050. Effectively, about 15,600 crore USD would remain in the Indian coffers for improvement of livelihood of its citizens. In addition, there would be health benefits, improvement in aesthetics due to clean water bodies and increase in water based flora and fauna.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by each and every citizen of India. The urban populace is likely to most impacted.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Improved sanitation services
Improved sanitation facilities
Inclusive and comprehensive approach
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
When a minimum of 80% of the urban populace has access to improved sanitation services and facilities is one result.
Another result is ensuring access to services and facilities to all, including marginalised and vulnerable.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?