Thursday, February 12, 2009

Most Indian cities to go dry by 2020

India is expected to experience a severe water crisis by 2020 with the per capita availability of water projected to be less than 1,000 cubic meters.

Climate change projections showed India's water problems were only likely to worsen and with more rain expected to fall in fewer days and the rapid melting of glaciers, especially in the western Himalayas, India would need to gear up to tackle increasing incidence of droughts and floods, the paper said.

About 1.8 million people died every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation, which amounted to around 5,000 deaths a day.

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1 comment:

Nagesh Kumar Bind said...

You are right. The water problem in india increasing very fast.