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Lack of investment contributes to India facing mass water shortage (Public Finance International)

June 19, 2018

Bad management and a lack of infrastructure investment are contributing to major water shortages and access problems in India, a think-tank has warned.

The report added that an average of 200,000 people die every year as a result of inadequate access to safe water. 

India’s sustainable water development has been slow in recent years and is “only going to get worse”, the report by government think-tank Niti Aayog stated.

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Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy at the Center for Global Development, told PF International: “Water, sanitation and hygiene at healthcare centres and at domestic settings are conditions for improving population health and achieving the vision of universal healthcare coverage.

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