Meerut Citizens Forum

Water Overview

Meerut district, despite being situated between rivers Yamuna and Ganga, is facing acute water crisis and has been counted among 21 cities that are nearing Day Zero , day on which the taps in city would run dry.(article) . In last 10 years alone, the groundwater has fallen from 40 feet to over 200 feet below surface, and the drinking water availability & quality has severely deteriorated, causing public health issues.

MCF has taken various initiatives to improve water management & conservation in city, ranging from raising public awareness, publishing research on district water issues, pond rejuvenation, river cleanliness, advocacy with govt for reclaiming encroached water reservoirs, etc.