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  • A global population of nearly 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water
  • The goal of International Water Day is to raise awareness and eventually succeed wih Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6)
  • India witnesses a 66.49% freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of availabel freshwater resources

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In his 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast, Modi called for a 100-day campaign to clean up all water bodies. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • In 'Mann Ki Baat' , Modi said water has been crucial for the development of humankind for centuries
  • Babita Rajput of Agroutha village dug up a canal and routed rain water into the lake
  • The woman decided to revive the lake after her village faced water crisis in 2018