India 's Water Scarcity Of India Essay

1030 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
India’s Water Scarcity The Cauvery River is one of the most revered water systems located in India. Spanning close to 750 kilometers, with a river basin that supplies water to four Indian states, its significance in Indian agriculture, industry, and hydroelectric power is what has supported the bulk of South Indian living for thousands of years. But on September 5, 2016, the supreme court of South Indian state, Karnataka, ordered to “release 15,000 cubic feet of water per second per day from its reservoirs to relieve drought-stricken farmers in neighboring state, Tamil Nadu.” Thousands of Karnataka natives began to riot; as Tamil Nadu claims that “Karnataka has been holding in its rightful reservoirs,” Karnataka argues that “Tamil Nadu is demanding more from the river than they need” (Pokharel, 2016). With monsoon season quickly headed to close, millions in India have joined the unrest in order to determine who deserves this coveted water. These grumbles of unrest are just one example of the many that have resulted from India’s water scarcity. Millions of Indians are affected by the lack of clean water and water resources in order to survive. This paper seeks to investigate the primary causes of water scarcity in India. It will examine India’s supply and demand of water and how they don’t align, the politics and economy of water usage that keep water scarcity an issue, and current solutions and research on this issue that include ongoing conservation efforts. In order to…

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