Amritsar based research institute, Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, added another feather to her cap. On 14th September 2019, the institute released its second annual publication of the year. The book entitled India’s Water Crisis: Time for a Rethink is authored by the renowned agricultural economist and Director General of the institute Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth. The book with 9781646617852 as ISBN is published by Xpress Publishing – an imprint of Notion Press.
Earlier, the book entitled Recycling of wastewater and reuse system published by Bharati Publication, New Delhi was released by the institute. Three books are entitled Education for Sustainable Development; Technology led Financial Inclusion and Elementary Education: Needs Renewed Push; these are likely to be released by the institute before the end of the current year.
Water poised itself the centre of civilization since time immemorial. The limited amount of useable water on this plant is becoming scarcer with growing industrialisation, population exploitation and irrational use. This captivating book “India’s Water Crisis: Task Ahead” takes readers through insights of water management required for sustenance of humanity and analysis of sustainable development in the context of Indian water resources. It brings together information on technological advances in water management.
There is a well-known adage – ‘Waste not, Want not’. The book added, waste not the waste and do not ‘untouch’ an untouchable. Giving a human touch to technology has never harmed anyone.
Sh G Nageswara Rao, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Mumbai, in his forward to the book added that the book would be very beneficial towards spreading awareness on the crucial aspects of water management required for sustenance of humanity. It provides statistics and brings together information on technological advances in water management. It will be a very good reference to the key stakeholders as well as academicians and research scholars. The wide range of topics covered is a testimony to the dedication and commitment of the author to the nation.