India is on track to produce more water by the end of the decade than the world has ever produced.
But the new data from the United Nations shows how the country’s population, food and industry are all expected to suffer if the country doesn’t reduce its dependence on water.
The data, released Friday by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is the most comprehensive look yet at the water use and availability in India.
The report shows that India’s food consumption, agriculture, forestry, livestock and water use are all on track for the worst years on record, and the country is forecast to lose some water.
As per FAO data, India consumes more than 1.7 billion cubic meters of water per day, or 7.6 billion cubic feet per day.
India’s average annual rainfall has decreased from 5.8 inches (150 millimeters) in 1970 to 2.9 inches (55 millimeters).
But in the past 10 years, the rainfall has dropped by nearly a third to 5.5 inches (120 millimeters), the FAO says.
India is expected to use more water in the next five years, according to FAO estimates, but not as much as it did in the last decade.
As of now, India has the second-lowest water use per capita of any country, behind only China.
India produces about 90% of its food in water.
In a country where nearly 70% of water is used for agriculture, it is worrying that this water can be diverted for irrigation.
Water is the lifeblood of agriculture.
But in an environment where there is not enough water to feed the growing population, water-intensive crops are growing more slowly and water-strapped farmers are finding it hard to meet the growing demand.
“India is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, and as of 2020, it was expected to consume more than 3.5 billion cubic metres of water annually,” said Ram Jethmalani, the FAU’s water sustainability director.
“But now we are projecting a reduction of 2.6% from that.”
Water and water resources India has about 1.5 million km of rivers and streams that supply irrigation and other uses for the country, according the FA.
But a report by the FAI in March warned that this number could go up, as the country has been increasingly dependent on groundwater.
It says that by 2050, only about 20% of the country will be irrigated, as it does not have sufficient groundwater.
Water, the most important resource for agriculture and the world’s largest consumer of energy, has a limited shelf life, and when the water table gets too low, the supply can be cut off.
The FAO report says that a large number of water resources, including rivers and lakes, have been lost to erosion and desalinization.
This includes some of the world`s most important aquifers, which are key to sustaining food production.
In India, water has a special role in water conservation, as much of the water in agricultural crops is used as fertilizer, fertiliser and water to make fertilizer.
India also has a large aquifer, but it is shrinking.
The country needs more than 700 billion cubic meter (22.6 trillion cubic feet) of water to supply the country with food, and it is likely that the aquifer will dry up soon.
Water shortages in the country are also increasing, the report says.
This means that there is no way to irrigate enough crops without groundwater, which will be limited to a few feet (0.9 meters) in depth, it says.
“It is likely to be worse in the future.
The number of people who will have to depend on groundwater for food production will also increase as the groundwater level in the state of Punjab has dropped from 1.2 to 0.5 feet (30 to 35 millimeters),” Jethmalani said.
The water crisis is affecting the country`s food security, Jethman said.
Water in agriculture and water scarcity is already a major concern in the nation, as a growing number of farmers are using less water to grow their crops.
Water scarcity in the north-east of India is also affecting the supply of food to farmers, who rely on groundwater to irrigating their fields.
As the country grows more dependent on agriculture, farmers are also facing the threat of water shortages in other parts of the north.
“The water scarcity in India has been exacerbated by climate change, which is affecting all areas of the land, especially in the south,” Jethmen said.
“In the last 10 years in the northeast, the precipitation has increased.
In the south-east, rainfall has been dropping, and this will affect irrigation and the water supply to crops.
The north-eastern states have a large area of water and are at risk from drought and water stress.”
Water scarcity has also affected the water industry in the northern part of