Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Scarcity in Major Cities, 21/11/2019

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Scarcity in Major Cities, 21/11/2019. NITI Aayog, in its report titled “Composite Water Management Index” published in June 2018, has mentioned that 21 major cities are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020. This is based on the estimates of annual groundwater replenishment and its extraction. However, it does not take into account the groundwater availability in the deeper aquifers. Names of such cities as intimated by NITI Aayog are given at Annexure - I.

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