Uttar Pradesh’s environmental crisis
Unsustainable use of groundwater for sugar-cane crops and household wastage is depleting the groundwater table very fast
NITI Aayog, in a recent report, termed India’s water crisis the “worst in its history" as 600 million people face high to extreme water stress. The report estimates that around 70% of fresh water is contaminated, and around 200,000 people die every year due to inadequate access to safe water. Groundwater resources, which account for 40% of the water supply, are being depleted at unsustainable rates.