Sustainable Development of Water Resources in India (1997)

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India has a territory of 328 million hectares, which receives an average annual rainfall of 120 cm; this is among the highest for a comparable geographical area in the world. Despite India’s vast water resources, droughts and famines are a common occurrence in many parts of country. This paper briefly surveys India’s river-basin systems, drought-prone areas, hydrogeological systems, groundwater potential and utilization in light of water-quality constraints, and environmental pollution in India. This paper concludes by clarifying the main actions required to ensure a sustainable development of water resources in India.
Year: 1997
Language: English
In: Environmental Management, 21 (3): 367-393 p.

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