Projected increase in production in six sectors will put a severe stress on India’s freshwater resource.
In 2008 the six sectors together withdrew about 41.5 million cubic meters of freshwater [a cubic meter is 1000 litres]. This is equivalent to freshwater demand of one billion people on a daily basis at a low per capita use of 40 liters per day.
All industries will consume 5600 million cubic meters freshwater. This is more than water required for drinking and cooking of over one billion people on a daily basis. Continue reading