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The depleting water resources may lead to social conflicts and disputes. Elaborate it with suitable examples?

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The depleting water resources may lead to social conflicts and disputes. This statement is explained below:

a. Most of the rivers in India are facing an interstate dispute.

b. All the major rivers of India and their water is shared by two or more than two States.

c. Since Independence, the demand for water has been increasing due to various reasons such as an increase in population, urbanization, agricultural requirements, etc.

d. All the states do not possess an equal amount of water. Some states have a surplus while others have a shortage of water.

e. The different examples of inter-state river water disputes are given below:

● The Cauvery water dispute between Tamilnadu, Karnataka, and Kerala.

● The Tungabhadra water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

● The Krishna water dispute between Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.

● The Aliyar and Bhiwani river water dispute between Tamilnadu and Kerala.

● The Godavari river water dispute between Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka.

● The Barak water dispute between Assam and Manipur.

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