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➘ Wa­ter must be de­clared a ba­sic right

➘ Per capita avail­abil­ity of wa­ter is down from 5,177 cu. m. (1957) to 1,514 cu. m. (2011)

➘ We should be think­ing about dry­land farm­ing and low wa­ter use farm­ing

➘ Be­tween Novem­ber and June, the two fastest-grow­ing in­dus­tries in Ma­ha­rash­tra are borewells and wa­ter tankers

➘ 90 per cent of the wa­ter is used for agri­cul­ture pur­poses. We need to give in­cen­tives to farm­ers to re­duce wa­ter use

➘ Less than 30% In­dian cities have a sewage net­work. It makes wa­ter bod­ies sur­round­ing the city con­tam­i­nated

➘ So­lu­tion to pol­lu­tion is di­lu­tion. We need more wa­ter to flow into the rivers

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