India staring at severe water crisis, among worst in the world: Research

Country's water footprint is 3,000 litres per day, highest in the globe, says report

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WaterAid report pointed out that India accounts for almost one-fourth of the total groundwater extracted globally

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
India tops the list of countries with the most number of people living with water scarcity during at least one part of the year, and is facing the worst water crisis in its history, said a new report by global non-profit organisation WaterAid. 

“With one billion people living in water scarcity during at least one part of the year and around 600 million living in areas of high to extreme water stress, India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history,” said the report, titled “Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water 2019”. 

The report also said India’s

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First Published: Mar 18 2019 | 10:40 PM IST

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