Bangladesh’s Ground and Surface Water Supply Are Inadequate for Food Production: UN

17 Sep 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ground and surface water supplies are inadequate for food production, particularly during the country’s dry season, according to the recently launched United Nations Water Country Briefs.The brief on Bangladesh found that 19 percent of the country’s population, estimated in 2012 to be 152.5 million people, lack access to an improved drinking water source, while 44 percent lack access to improved sanitation facilities.“The country, which has implemented institutional structures for water administration and management, established policies and regulations to promote clean production in industries and improved drinking water and sanitation facilities, still faces various challenges to address water-related issues,” according to the report...

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