Washington (PTI): As developing countries confront the first global food crisis since the 1970s as well as unprecedented water scarcity, a new 53-city survey, including Bangalore and Chennai, conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) indicates that most of those studied are using untreated or partially treated wastewater for agriculture. In over 70 per cent of the cities studied, more than half of urban agricultural land is irrigated with wastewater that is either raw or diluted in streams with wide ranging implications.

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Source: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/0002008081809

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