Virtual Water

Watched a documentary which talked about the effects of Globalization. Exports and imports of commodities especially food items has created fugitive environment. Like the recent breakdown of E.Coli in Cucumbers.

Virtual Water

The bigger issue debated is the falling levels of ground and surface water due to the increasing demands of consumers world-wide. Take for example a country like India, which caters to demands for various customers all over the globe. In other words, we are supplying food items and with that the water used to grow them. 1 kg of wheat requires almost 1300 liters of water which is equivalent to drinking water of a dozen people for almost 2 weeks. Cultivating rice is almost thrice expensive. We are supplying virtual water in the form of food items to a worldwide population. So, what about our own people? Are they not entitled for safe and clean water? Is the depleting ground and surface water levels not enough to open our eyes? Are we really living in a global village where the problem of other countries really ours? How do we answer these questions?

It’s not a question only about India, but for ever other country. What about countries that have few water resources? The changing climatic conditions. The erratic rainfalls. Are we prepared for the future.

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Rohit Dassani

Rohit Dassani is one of the top culinary reviewer on Zomato/TripAdvisor for the last 5years. By profession he is a IT Professional who escapes to world of food whenever he gets a chance. You can reach him via contact page or email!

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8 Responses

  1. magiceye says:

    lot of questions that have to be answered soon

  2. @Deepak: yes i hope they do soon. but it always hard to find the right person….!! 🙁

  3. It’s interesting that young people like yourself view these as the most important and serious issues whereas the experienced leadership across countries don’t give it the importance of solution finding. It’s time that blogging takes these issues forward and young bloggers like yourself are brought into the limelight to create public awareness about problems like this.

  4. @Swapna : Thank you for liking the post…. its very important to create public awareness of things that are really going bad and also good ones. If politicians would have done anything …. this or any other country would be a paradise! but thats not so….. 🙁

  5. Nice post!
    Lets see when these questions are answered and by whom!
    I’ve been good. What about you?

  6. @Juhi: Thank you… your one of them who shld answer these questions….

  7. says:

    It is indeed sad to see the government completely ignore basic issues of sanitation and potable water supply to its masses. the statistics on the supply of virtual water is shocking!

  8. : I know they are shocking…. its time to atleast have these issues in our minds and start doing something about them!!

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