One billion people in India live in areas where there is water scarcity. As many as 600 million face extreme water stress. According to World Bank, 16.3 crore people lack access to safe water in India.
Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal during his Independence Day address to come together for the critical cause of water conservation, today, Network18, in partnership with Harpic, is launching Mission Paani. It is a nationwide initiative to create a 'Jal Andolan', a people's movement for water by bringing together relevant stakeholders on one platform. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has extended his support as campaign ambassador and is formally launching the campaign today in Mumbai.