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Some area or region may have ample water resources and yet it may suffer from water scarcity. How?

Asked by Topperlearning User 26th February 2016, 3:56 PM
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The regions or areas may have enough water resources, but they may still face water scarcity because of growing population. An increase in population means a large demand of water not only for drinking but also for various other economic activities. Water pollution also results in water scarcity.

The expansion of agriculture and the establishment of large-scale industries have resulted in an increased pressure on water resources. This leads to over exploitation of water resources leading to the scarcity of drinking water. For example, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya receives heavy rainfall but it suffers from acute water shortage during summer months.


Answered by Expert 26th February 2016, 5:56 PM
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