India amidst drinking water crisis

According to a report published today in The Economic Times, India is in for a drinking water crisis. With rainfall 40% below average in key crop-growing areas in north and northwest, India's 84 important reservoirs have been filled only to 19% of their capacity which is 41% lower than last year.
The reservoir situation, the report states, is similar to conditions in 2009 when the country faced one of the worst droughts in 100 years, which will impact agriculture as well as the power sector.