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The Changing Water Scenario of India

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Managing Water in River Basins

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780198065364
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065364.003.0002
The Changing Water Scenario of India

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This chapter presents an estimate of water requirement in India from 1990 to 2025. The estimates are based on the premise that the water demand in some sectors would be driven by the long-term economic growth trends and demographic changes. The assessment of future water requirement involved estimation of domestic water requirements based on urban and rural population projections; agricultural water requirements based on projected demand for cereals and major agricultural produce; and industrial water demand based on projected industrial outputs in different sub-sectors of industrial economy for different time horizons.

Keywords: future water resources and supplies; water scarcity; managing water demands; water allocation; economic growth; demographic changes; domestic water requirement; population; agricultural water requirements; industrial water demand

Chapter.  7871 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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