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Visakhapatnam is facing a terrible water crisis. With rapid industrialisation and increasing population there is an ever increasing demand for water. According to the GVMC City Development Plan, 2006, the current demand for water is 87 MGD (million gallons per day). Whereas the current installed capacity of water sources is only 40.25 MGD. With this comes a huge deficit of 46.75 MGD between demand and supply which is likely to widen drastically in future. The recommended per capita consumption of water is 150 to 200 Lpcd (Litres per capita per day) for all residences, but the supply is fairly low at 75 lpcd. In spite of this around 16 MGD of water is supplied to the industries from the fresh water sources. And in the future they will be using more water from the citys fresh water supply. As per the reply to an RTI filed with the GVMC, 18 MGD of water is proposed to be supplied to aluminium industries from the Yeleru Left Canal, which is one of the major sources of fresh water for Vizag.

We declare that water is a community resource and no source of water can be handed over to any person or corporate entity for industrial use without regard to the needs of the people. It is the duty of the government to protect and conserve water resources and use them in a sustainable manner. The government must be accountable to the community when doing anything that affects this resource. We, the citizens of Vizag, demand that the governments first charge should be to fulfill the needs of the domestic and agricultural sector before they plan for any diversion of fresh water for any industrial usage. The communitys right to access water for domestic and agricultural use must be protected.

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