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July 24, 2014
 
 
   
 
India’s Faltering Energy Production, Damaged Water Resources, Demand Modi’s Close Attention
India’s Faltering Energy Production, Damaged Water Resources, Demand Modi’s Close Attention
 

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Indians in every region of their nation, in every trade and profession, at every level of society understand that the social, economic, and ecological challenges that confront modern India could hardly get more dire. Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister, has a decent chance to make a difference because he starts his work at the place where the reality of the country's troubled prospects meets the earnest hopes of its talented and determined people.

This week, in the newest report from its two-year Choke Point: India project, Circle of Blue identifies the most urgent priorities that Modi's new government needs to work on immediately. At the very top of the list is fixing India's faltering energy production and deteriorating water reserves.



 
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Choke Point: India
Choke Point: India
Photos: Punjab's Food
Photos: Punjab's Food
Map: India's Energy Reserves
Map: India's Energy Reserves
 
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