Spirituality of Water

Spirituality of water

The economic, cultural, spiritual, and aesthetic value of water for people, including peoples of the Asia region (ACHGK041)

Water is central to the lives of people living in India as it provides essential services such as irrigation for crops, drinking water, hydroelectricity, and transport as well as supports aquatic ecosystems. When meandering rivers drop alluvium on the plains during floods, they produce fertile soils which contribute to an increase in agricultural productivity and extra crops to feed the 1.2 billion people. However, these floods cause death, landslides, and damage to properties.