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Scarcity of Water  

 Northern and central India. In India, 163 million people are without access to clean water close to home, or 15% of all rural residents and 7% of all urban residents. As per Unicef-WHO Joint Monitoring Programme, clean water refers to water from an improved source, collected within a 30 minute round trip. The country accounts for one-fourth of the total groundwater extracted globally, more than the water extracted by China and the United States combined. Severe groundwater depletion in the north and central India, already home to some of the poorest communities, further threatens their access to water.