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India Most Vulnerable G-20 Nation to Water Stress: HSBC

India, the second-biggest producer of rice, wheat and sugar, is the most vulnerable among the world’s leading industrial and emerging economies to future water stress, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.

India exhibits the most worrying trends among the Group of 20 nations with the resource “hovering dangerously near extreme scarcity levels” by 2030, HSBC said in a report today that forecast the group’s water consumption against supply.