India is moving towards the extreme point of groundwater depletion, it is being used the most at these places
India is rapidly moving towards the tipping point of groundwater depletion. Some areas have already crossed this tipping point and its effects will start becoming visible by 2025. The United Nations has given this warning in one of its reports. It says that as soon as there is a shortage of water, food production will be badly affected.
India is rapidly moving towards the tipping point of groundwater depletion. Some areas have already crossed this tipping point and its effects will start becoming visible by 2025. The United Nations has given this warning in one of its reports. It says that as soon as there is a shortage of water, food production will be badly affected. This will deepen the food crisis across the world.
It has been said in the report that 70 percent of groundwater is used for agricultural purposes. According to the 'Interconnected Disaster Risk Report 2023' prepared by the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security, some areas of the Indo-Gangetic plain in India have already crossed the dangerous point of groundwater depletion and the entire There is a possibility of a serious crisis of groundwater availability in the north-western region in the next two years.
It says six environmental systems in the world are reaching critical tipping points. In this, organisms will become extinct rapidly, groundwater levels will fall rapidly, glaciers will melt rapidly, the problem of garbage will arise in space, there will be unbearable heat and concerns about the future will increase further.
Environmental extremes are critical limits in Earth's systems. When these are crossed, rapid destructive changes occur. It has a profound impact on ecosystems, climate patterns, and the overall environment. The report said groundwater in Saudi Arabia has already reached below the tipping point. India is also among the countries which will soon cross the tipping point.
India has the highest use of groundwater in the world, more than the US and China combined. The northwestern region of India is important for meeting the country's food needs, but the groundwater level here is falling rapidly and its losses will start becoming visible by 2025.
Due to insufficient water resources, about 70 percent of groundwater withdrawal is often used for agriculture. This underground water plays an important role in reducing agricultural losses due to drought. This challenge is now likely to become worse due to climate change. The north-western region of India serves as the bread basket for the country's growing 1.4% population.