India and Pakistan at odds over shrinking Indus River

National Geographic: Nearly 30 percent of the world’s cotton supply comes from India and Pakistan, much of that from the Indus River Valley. On average, about 737 billion gallons are withdrawn from the Indus River annually to grow cotton–enough to provide Delhi residents with household water for more than two years. “Pakistan’s entire economy is driven by the textile industry,” said Michael Kugelman, a South Asia expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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India and Pakistan at odds over shrinking Indus River

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