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From the dawn of civilization water and man are related to each other. Man lives on water but, unfortunately, cares little for it. Time has come to understand the importance of water on the earth and stop indiscriminate use of the same. Conservation of water is the need of the hour. Human Development Index and use of water are inter-related. India has different rates of precipitation in different parts of it. For example, Rajasthan with 8% of the country's population has only 1% of the total water resources of the country whereas Bihar with 10% of the country's population has 5% of water resources. A large amount of area in this country is affected by drought. The role of major dams has also been discussed.


Water Resource, Economy, Utilization, Scarcity.
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