In India announced the approaching environmental disaster due to water shortages
NEW DELHI, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti. India is faced with the hardest in its history, the water crisis, which annually kills about 200 thousand citizens of the country, said in a statement released on Friday report from the National Institute of transforming India (NITI).
As the authors of the report, to date, about half of the population (about 600 million out of 1.3 billion) are faced with the problem of water scarcity, and by 2030 the demand for it twice available in the country’s water resources.
“Acute water shortages for hundreds of millions of Indians could lead to lower GDP by 6%,” — noted in the study, excerpts of which leads the newspaper Business Standard.
The report stated that the 21 largest metropolis of India will exhaust its groundwater reserves by 2020, which will affect the lives of about 100 million people.
Citing data from independent agencies, the authors also say that 70% of water resources of India are polluted, which puts its index of water quality at 120th place out of 122.