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India’s Impending Water Emergency

India’s Impending Water Emergency

How Grave is the Country’s Water Crisis

At least 30 Indian cities may face an acute water shortage by 2050, says the World Wildlife Fund, an international non-governmental organisation, in a report released in November. The list included the Indian cities of Amritsar, Pune, Srinagar, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Visakhapatnam and Delhi.

We might think that we still have 30 years to prevent the water emergency, but even today, half of India’s population doesn’t have access to drinking water, the UNICEF has noted in a report. NITI Aayog, a government research organisation, has also acknowledged that India is undergoing “the worst water crisis in history.”

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The video above explains how serious the crisis is and where the buck stops.

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