India está al borde de su peor crisis de agua
June 15, 2018 -- India sufre la peor crisis de agua en su historia, cerca de 600 millones
de personas enfrentan escasez aguda. La crisis empeorará ya que se
pronostica que para 2030 la demanda será del doble del suministro.
By 2030, the country’s water demand is projected to be twice the available supply, implying severe water scarcity for hundreds of millions of people and an eventual 6% loss in the country’s GDP.
21 Indian cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, are likely to run out of groundwater by 2020.
States ranked lowest at managing water – such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Haryana – are home to nearly half of India’s 1.3bn population as well the bulk of its agricultural produce.
Around 200,000 Indians die every year because they have no access to clean water.