30 Sep '16, 10pm

Fresh water, a rare commodity: Water has become India’s scarcest resource, which isn’t just hurting... https://t.co/odCddsywOM

Fresh water, a rare commodity: Water has become India’s scarcest resource, which isn’t just hurting... https://t.co/odCddsywOM

As the water resources ministry is working on legislation to regulate the use of fresh water, the government intends to persuade farmers to buy treated water for irrigation. In case of the Ganga, it is decided that even treated water must not be allowed to flow into the river. So where will this treated water go? Perhaps the government intends to create a market for treated water. The most gullible are the farmers who would be forced to buy it for irrigation or farming. But some treated water might not be suitable for irrigation, like effluents from certain industries. Attempts should be made by those industries to recycle their water. They cannot release it. Oil refineries along the river Ganga and Yamuna, like the ones at Mathura, should be asked to recycle their water. Should the government force farmers to buy water and further their penury and make agriculture unremun...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/consumption/fresh-water-a-rare-commodity

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