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The Problems Linked to Rivers in India
A look at the water shortage problem in India and the solutions available to the problem.
# 140385 | 1,308 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Geography (General)

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This paper examines the severity of the water shortage problem in India, noting that the country has five major rivers, but they fail to provide enough water for personal and agricultural needs. The paper suggests that solutions must be found to solve the problems of water shortages because many people do not have enough water to drink and farmers do not have enough water for agricultural purposes. The paper then focuses some of the possible solutions to India's water shortage.

Table of Contents:
Rivers in India an Important Resource
Water Disputes in India
Suggested Solutions to the Water Shortage in India

From the Paper:

"Solutions to the water shortage in India and solutions to the disputes over water must be solved. The problem in finding a solution is difficult because the disputes contain legal, historical, technical and developmental arguments ("What Keeps Disputes"). The solution is not easy and even The Cauvery Award by the Supreme Court of India has not solved the problem because peasants fail to keep the solution because they are hurt financially by this award ("What Keeps Disputes"). Many of these peasants are desperate and they will do whatever they have to in order to their livelihood. Some peasants become so distressed that they have even took their own lives. This shortage of water is one of the most important problems in India, but the solutions are few and those that have been offered do not and may not solve the problem of water shortage."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "How Long Can You Survive without Water?" Survival Topics: Your Online Survival Kit. 29 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • "India River Dispute Ruling Issued." BBC News. 5 Feb. 2007. 29 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • Pearce, Fred. "Conflict Looms Over India's River Plan." New Scientist 177 (2003): 4-5.
  • "Rivers in India." India: A Site to Explore Many Colours of India. 29 Aug. 2008 <>.
  • Swain, Ashok. "Fight for the Last Drop: Inter-state River Disputes in India." Contemporary South Asia 7.2 (1998): 167-181.

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