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Interactive: Parched and thirsty - the new reality

Rajalakshmi Nirmal Bavadharini KS | Updated on July 02, 2019 Published on July 02, 2019

75% households do not have drinking water on premise. Representative image   -  THE HINDU

The country is likely to be starved of water by 2030 due to insufficient rainfall caused by erratic monsoon, and excessive water demand for domestic and agriculture use. With attractive crop incentives and irrigation facilities, farmers are taking to sowing water-intensive crops such as rice and sugarcane even in parched regions, substantially reducing groundwater levels.

Interactive by: Lavanya Prabhakaran

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Published on July 02, 2019
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