In most of the nations, the greatest wellspring of water contamination today is not urban communities or industry, it is believed to be agribusiness. While across the globe, the most well-known concoction contaminant found in groundwater aquifers is nitrate coming from cultivating or farming, according to “More People, More Food, and Worse Water?” A global review of water pollution from agriculture, launched by FAO and the International Water Management Institute at a conference in Tajikistan on 22nd June this month.

According to the said report, modern-day agriculture has been held responsible for the large quantities of agrochemicals, organic matter, sediments and saline trading into water bodies.

The report also hints at the effect of pollution on billions of people which also generates annual costs that exceed billions of dollars.


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