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Gujarat retains top position in water management, says NITI Aayog

Releasing the second edition of the Composite Water Management Index, the government think tank said the annual per capita availability of water is expected to reduce to 1,140 cubic metres by 2050

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water management | Niti Aayog

Ruchika Chitravanshi  |  New Delhi 

Gujarat retained the top position in water management, the NITI Aayog said on Friday, as it warned India will lose 6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2050 because of a water crisis, setting off alarm bells on an impending water scarcity scenario.

India’s demand for water will exceed supply by a factor of two by 2030, it said. Releasing the second edition of the Composite Water Management Index, the government think tank said the annual per capita availability of water is expected to reduce to 1,140 cubic metres by 2050, close to the official water scarcity ...

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First Published: Sat, August 24 2019. 01:05 IST
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