Competing interests in water resources - a rural and urban scenario in Andhra Pradesh, India
Increased demographic pressure results in the fast emergence of acute water scarcity for both drinking and agricultural purposes. Surface and ground water resources show widespread signs of degradation and depletion even as demands for water continue to multiply. Water scarcity is a constraint on meeting the human needs and protection of the environment particularly in arid and semiarid regions. India is geologically covered by vast tracts of hard rocks and scarcity of water in these regions naturally leads to competing interests in water resources. Irrigation, drinking water and industry and ...
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