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The Universal Right: Water

Even though India has a diverse population, its land mass is equivalent to approximately one-third of the Unites States' size according to NationMaster. Additionally, India houses the second largest population in the world according to Statista. However, there exists a massive disparity between those who live in poverty and those who are of middle-income.

Although India has made significant efforts to reduce poverty, its large and increasing population has continuously stressed local resource panning. Additionally, the government has been unable to implement proper infrastructure to accommodate this growing population, which in turn affects the distribution of clean water across India's population.

The effects of a lack of access to clean water are detrimental. As a result of this limitation, many people are forced to resort to alternate sources of water that may be heavily contaminated with bio and chemical pollutants. Drinking this type of water can lead to all sorts of widespread diseases. In fact, the World Bank estimates that approximately 21% of the country's diseases are water-related also according to the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Furthermore, much of India's population is economically dependent on agriculture according to the India Brand Equity Foundation. With the concern of a lack of long-term availability to pure water, India's major gain production may diminish. To ensure that every family has an opportunity to feed and provide a roof for their children, this problem needs a solution.

In conclusion, India's water crisis needs to be solved urgently. In order to ensure that families in India can raise their children successfully without the worry of contaminated water, environmental justice must be restored.


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