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Rainwater conservation needs planning on a geographically wider scale, keeping in view the entire watersheds, which can span administrative blocks, districts, or states

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New Delhi: Drinking water being collected from a tanker amid ongoing Delhi water crisis at Vivekananda Camp, Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (Photo: PTI)

Surinder Sud
Is India an inherently water-stressed country? This question comes up every summer, when many parts of the country face an acute scarcity of water. A categorical answer may be difficult because the issue has several dimensions, which are amenable to divergent interpretations. But water woes, surely, are not insurmountable.

India hosts the world’s 18 per cent human and 20 per cent livestock population, with only 4 per cent of its water resources. This can be seen as a sign of under-supply of this critical natural resource. Besides, per capita water availability, which was over 3,000 cubic metres in
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First Published: Jun 23 2024 | 10:09 PM IST

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