“A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a
dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of
many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up and
-Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Every Society needs a visionary leading us from the front, stirring our imagination and motivating all segments of society to greater effort. It is an essential step in forming a social consensus leading to national development strategy, which encompasses the role and responsibility of different agents in the society. One such visionary was our beloved 11th President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who examined in great detail the strengths and weaknesses of India and offered a vision for us as a society and ways to emerge among the world’s superpower by 2020.
In the current scenerio the where the GDP is growing so much that with individual wealth of $5600 billion,making it among the 10 biggest GDP’s in world, the Rich gets richer and an average Indian seems relatively poor. As rich person’s child will obviously get a better living environment, good food and clean water to have. Question is how could an average Indian gets the access to clean water?
India is among one such country who lack access of clean water approximately 76 million people here dont consume clean water.
Vision 2020 has a very close relation to water accessiblity and equitable distribution. In India 28.1% of death took place due to communicable diseases most of these are linked to unsafe water and lack of hygiene practices. Water management over the years became worse due to polluted water body and poor storage. In 1980 just 1% of rural India have access to clean water though it as increased to 30% still majority is left behind.
We as an organization urge the government of the day to commit and spend on social indicators like Health, Sanitation, Advocacy, Education, Livelihood promotions.
ACCESS TO WATER
“A nation where there is an equitable distribution and adequate access to quality water.”’ –Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s (11th President of India) vision for a globally competitive India by 2020.
The Right to Water initiative has been undertaken by the Kalam Centre to translate Dr. Kalam’s vision for a globally competitive India into action. The project aims to create a water-secure and water-efficient India through quality research, education innovation, volunteer connections, better community participation and governance. The project’s three-pronged strategy of “Availability, Access, and Innovation” is targeted at ridding India of her ongoing water crisis and water poverty.