New Delhi : Amid daily reports of severe water crisis in the country including those that have even put off medical surgeries in the national capital, aZee Research Group (ZRG) analysis reveals that at least 14 Indian cities are at "D grade" level on reliability grade scale - a ministry of water resources benchmark to provide 135 litres per person-per day basis.
|City||Per capita water supply reliability grade (Benchmark -135 litres/capita/day)||Population|
Exhibit 1: Per capita water supply in cities below lowest level in reliability grade (10-8-2011)
Among them, seven are million-plus cities and major urban centres of economic growth. Since 2005, the government of India has failed to meet the targets set for irrigation. While the country is reeling under acute water shortage, many districts in states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have reported high-levels of arsenic in groundwater. Read more
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