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Impending Water Crisis in India

Impending Water Crisis in India

Emerging Water Insecurity in India: Lessons from an Agriculturally Advanced State by Ranjit Singh Ghuman and Rajeev Sharma, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018; pp xxvi + 298, price not indicated.

Water has always been central to sustaining all forms of life, production, economic development, and the general well-being of society. Due to increasing demand for water in different sectors, including domestic, agriculture, and the industry, there has been serious attention on ­water availability, usage, scarcity, and insecurity for the future.

In this context, the book under review, Emerging Water Insecurity in India: Lessons from an Agriculturally Advanced State by Ranjit Singh Ghuman and Rajeev Sharma, is a well-documented text that made an effort ­towards some important aspects of ­water resources concerning issues and challenges in Punjab. Issues surrounding water resources (particularly, groundwater) in Punjab have been an important discussion in the acade­mic, political, and social discourses for the last few decades. The interesting part of this book is that it is documented based on extensive secondary as well as primary data to explore the process of transformation in water usage in Punjab since independence.

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Updated On : 13th Nov, 2021

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