Rainwater & groundwater
resources are also facing risk.
Cleaning up rivers is not the only solution India should look at, as rainwater and
groundwater resources of India are also facing risk. 45,053 villages in india have access
to piped water and handpumps but 18,917 villages still have no access.
Estimited India's Water requirements.
1100 billion cubic metres
1200 billion cubic metres
1447 billion cubic metres
23,716 Industrial projects
replace forests over 30 years.
India’s forests now cover 701,673 sq km, or 21.34% of the country,
compared to 640,819 sq km 29 years ago. India once had 14.8 billion acres of land
that was forested, but now has just dwindled to 8.6 billion acres.