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In India, swapping crops could save water and improve nutrition: Replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could help to sustainably feed a rapidly growing population

In India, swapping crops could save water and improve nutrition: Replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could help to sustainably feed a rapidly growing population

India will need to feed approximately 394 million more people by 2050. Meanwhile, many of its regions are chronically water-stressed, and nutrient deficiencies are widespread -- 30 percent of Indians or more are anemic. But a new study shares a brighter outlook: replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could dramatically reduce water demand in India, while also improving nutrition.

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