Water crisis in Indian villages and its solution.

Population growth is putting enormous pressure on natural resources. Underground water, which was available in abundance few decades ago is depleting very fast. Rich peoples always find a short-term solution to avoid such problems without thinking about long-term effect. First, they come up with above ground pumps to store municipal water in overhead tanks and to use it 24 hours uninterrupted. Due to which poor peoples were unable to get water. Later, when there was not enough water in municipal water line, they start using submersible pumps. However, no one think about its long-term effect on water table and its permanent solution.

Water level is going down very rapidly. In many villages, hand pumps are not working anymore. You have to bore as deep as 200m depth to find sweet water, such boring cost more than one lakh Indian Rupees. Poor’s and even lower middle class peoples cannot afford such huge amount of money.

In Neem village in Mathura and Dori nagar in Aligarh, potable water crisis is increasing day by day. Poor farmers and villagers are suffering daily. Daily women have to walk for 2 km for sweet water. Submersible pumps with less than 200m boring are no longer working. If such scenario will continue for long time, even plants will start dying causing double havoc for human being.

What is the solution of this problem?

Rainwater harvesting, reducing wastage of clean drinking water and using treated water can be the solution of this grave problem. Without Government and NGO involvement, this will not be possible. However, Government is giving slogans. No concrete action until date.

What is Rainwater Harvesting?

Rainwater Harvesting refers to the practice of collecting rainwater from a roof or other surfaces and to use this water for different purposes. Water collected is typically used as a non-potable source for uses such as toilet flushing, urinals, and irrigation.  If the water is treated it can also be used as potable water for drinking, dishwashing or bathing. 

I. Is it true that drinking lemon with water can help you reduce your tummy fat.

 

Hi friends,

Today I am starting a very interesting series of short post about fake news, superstitions, and wrong information floating on internet. In every post, I will cover one topic and try to reveal the truth.

Today’s post is about Whether lemonade or lemon with water helps in reducing weight.

You might have encounter at least one article describing how drinking lemon with water can help you reduce your tummy fat drastically within short span of time.

However, this may not be true. “Hot water with lemon in and of itself does not cause any actual weight loss,” says Alissa Rumsey, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. However, if this drink is replacing a beverage that is higher in calories, like coffee with sugar or fruit juice – and that results in a calorie deficit – then it can help you lose weight.

Drinking water –whether hot or cold, infused with lemon, or plain –also helps keep your metabolism humming. “Staying hydrated is an important component of a healthy diet because it boosts your metabolism,” says Rumsey. “For those that don’t enjoy plain water, adding some lemon is a great way to boost the flavor without adding calories.”

Moreover, before starting drinking lemon water daily, please consider the side effect of Lemon contains citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. In addition, lemon contains vitamin C that encourages iron absorption in the body. Too much of it can lead to an increase in the blood levels of iron. Which can damage organs. The acids in lemon juice can cause gastrointestinal side effects. Acidic foods may worsen symptoms of gastrointestinal reflux disease, or GERD, and some people get an upset stomach when they consume too much ascorbic acid.

 

However, lemon juice has many other health benefits, but over dose of lemon-juice can cause the many problem. Drink one or two lemon juice with water without sugar daily for  health benefits. But for weight reduction try other options than to drink lemonade.

To read second post of this series click here

 

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