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India – a water stressed nation says Govt

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India is a water stressed nation said the Central Government which can sustain just one drought. Some of the facts that is noteworthy under this context are given below:

1. Approx of 56% or 68 crore people depend on ground water.

2. 40.1% or 48.6 crore people receive piped water.

3. Ground water available – 50%

4. Almost half of 640 district’s underwater is contaminated and deaths due to underwater contamination is pegged at 18,000 in the last 7 years.

5. 40% coliform and 60% faecal coliform are the surface water pollution levels.

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