Water is a very important and critical resource in India because
(i) Water is a pre-condition of life.
(ii) The monsoonal rainfall has added to its critical nature.
(iii) Water is needed not only for domestic consumption but for various human activities like agriculture, industries, power generation, navigation, recreation, etc.
(iv) The growing urbanisation and modern lifestyle had resulted in increased consumption of water.
(v) Water has become very essential for disposal of municipal sewage and other dirts.