Global & Disaster Medicine

India: “suffering from the worst water crisis in its history”

Thomas Reuters

  • 600 million people – nearly half India’s population – face acute water shortage
  • Close to 200,000 die each year from polluted water.
  • Nearly 70 percent of India’s water is contaminated, impacting three in four Indians and contributing to 20 percent of the country’s disease burden.
  • 21 major cities, including New Delhi and India’s IT hub of Bengaluru, will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting 100 million people.

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