Water consumption is not just the quantity we use directly for drinking and cooking and washing but also what goes into the production of all the items we use, including the food we eat and the clothes we wear. A Water Aid study points to a trade-off between using water for economic production and having enough for personal use and shows how some countries actually get by with virtually importing water.
INDIA IS WATER STRESSED BUT HAS LOWER WATER FOOTPRINT THAN ADVANCED ECONOMIES
A whopping 24% of the global total groundwater yearly is used by India, making it the largest user of groundwater. The rate of groundwater depletion in India increased by 23% between 2000 and 2010.
An individual’s water footprint is the total amount of water used directly by her in addition to the water that has gone in the production of all items used by her, which is the virtual water not used directly.....Read more
Source web page: Times of india