GANGA 60th Issue

Ganga Newsletter No. 60; IRBMS February- March, 2017 The Brahmaputra Gorge in Tibet ( Picture Source: NASA) Commentary As feared in our last newsletter 59 commentary, in climate change has impacted but is it only climate the beginning of May 2017 itself Ministry of water change? It is a well-known fact that India is having resources has warned water shortages in this 4% of the world’s freshwater resources with 16% of summer. Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Uttar global population share. And it’s region wise Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand availability of water is highly skewed. The Ganga– and Chhattisgarh are identified as vulnerable Brahmaputra–Meghna basin with 33% of the land states. All these states are fully or partially either in mass has 60% of total water flows, while the Semi-arid or Arid zones. But was it different few western coastline with 3% of the area has another decades ago? what has changed since then? True 11%. Therefore only 29% of water resources are 1 Integrated River Basin Management Society