Water Woes of Kerala
Kerala with its highest dug-well density in the world (about 200 wells per square kilometre)
Kerala with its highest dug-well density in the world (about 200 wells per square kilometre) is far behind of all India average in per capita water availability. As against 15600 litres rain water per capita per day average India availability, Kerala’s availability is12500 litres. In the case of surface water and ground water all India availability is 2612 and 1280 litres respectively whereas Kerala’s availability is only 1652 and 780 litres. This scenario is despite the fact Kerala receives an annual average rainfall of 3062 mm which is 2.5 times more than the national average. This pittiest position is despite Kerala having 44 rivers and two monsoons (south-west and north-east monsoons).