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| Last Updated:: 17/06/2015

Water Resources

Water Resources

Water is the elixir of life, a precious gift of nature to mankind and millions of other  species  living on the earth.  The total water resources available in India is 1859 km3, which is roughly 4% of the world’s fresh water resources. The total water resources available in India is 1850km3, which is roughly 4% of the world’s fresh water resources. It is fast becoming a scare commodity in most part of the world. Tamil Nadu accounts for 4 per cent of the land area and 6 per cent of the population, but only 3 per cent of the water resources of the country. Most of Tamil Nadu is located in the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats and hence receives limited rainfall from the South-west monsoon.