外文标题：India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report
MUMBAI: Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.
“India’s demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce country by 2025.
“With increasing household income and increasing contributions from the service and industrial sectors, the water demand in the domestic and industrial sectors increasing substantially,” says a study conducted by EA Water, a leading consulting firm in water sector.
Nearly 70 per cent of country’s irrigation and 80 per cent of domestic water use comes from groundwater, which is rapidly getting depleted.
However, overseas players from Canada, Israel, Germany, Italy, United States, China and Belgium sees big investment opportunity worth USD 13 billion in the domestic water sector.
The industry is expected to receive Rs 18,000 crore in the next three years, the report said.
Gurgaon to go dry by 2018 ? Fenku would have been thrown out by then.
Rajan Panicker (God;s City.)
Water will be the most precious than anything and probably chances is there even for war to avail water.
vijay kumar ()
just reduce population, the only contribution oif 70% of indians is having children
No problem by that time we ill have lot of cows. We will drink milk
Ajit Malangi (Melbourne, Victoria, Aus)
Maybe desalination plants should now be considered as a viable alternative
surprat1 (Location) 2 hrs ago
I am not worried because I will not live till then.
A Varada Rajulu (Unknown)
Most of the river water is going into sea. During 50s, the then central cabinet minister, Dr.K.L.Rao proposed to connect all rivers from Ganga to Cauvery so that the precious water can be conserved instead of allowing it into the sea. But Nehru did not agree for that proposal.
Basic food like Daal And Rice already more than 100 Rupees/Kg, now water is going to be scar, this means we will have to buy water same as daal and rice
Shah Manmeen (Unknown)
We are not nice to earth. Why should it be nice back to us?