India | As India's Ganga runs out of water, a potential food shortage looms

As India’s Ganga runs out of water, a potential food shortage looms

Groundwater input to the Ganges River has declined by 50% during the summer over recent decades, a new study has found; its dwindling flow could severely affect the availability of water for irrigation and cause potential declines in food production

September 22, 2018 10:43 AM (UTC+8)
Devotees dry their clothes after taking a holy dip on the banks of river Ganges in Rishikesh in June. Photo: AFP / Sajjad Hussain
Devotees dry their clothes after taking a holy dip on the banks of river Ganges in Rishikesh in June. Photo: AFP / Sajjad Hussain
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