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A Scarcity Pollution Tango In India

Inefficiency and inequity in supply are two major reasons for the continuing stress.

Another two billion people, or one quarter of the current global population, are expected to move to cities just three decades from now. They will all need water to drink, bathe, wash clothes and dishes, and for electricity even as weather patterns become increasingly uncertain. Forecasts say urban water consumption might increase 80 per cent by 2050. Growing abuse will leave this seemingly infinite resource polluted and contaminated.

Water will be the deciding factor on whether India will prosper or not. Research by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in its State of India's Environment Report Excreta

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