Índia à beira da pior crise de água de sempre
June 15, 2018 -- A Índia sofre da maior crise de água do mundo com cerca de 600 milhões de pessoas a enfrentar escassez. E pode agravar-se, já que se prevê que a procura seja duas vezes a água disponível em 2030.
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.