Magazine Articles | Water | VOL. 15, ISSUE 91 July-August 2015 |

Conserving India’s Groundwater

For Sustainable Water Security of the Country

The World Resources Institute, a US based research organisation projected that the demand for water in India will grow to almost 1500 billion cubic m by 2030, driven by domestic demand for rice, wheat, and sugar (Tien Shiao et al., 2015, ‘3 Maps explain India’s growing water risks’, World Resources Institute). Against this, India’s current water supply is approximately 740 billion cubic m (bcm) (‘Charting our water future­—Economic framework to inform decision-making,’ 2030, Water Resources Group, 2009). Thus, most of...

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