DUBLIN — Research and Markets has announced a new report entitled "Water and Wastewater Management Market in India 2014," according to a press release on Business Wire.

The report deliberates on the current disparity between demand and supply of usable water and mentions that wastewater management can be revolutionary, given its economic benefits and significance as a strategy for catering to the poor, noted the release.

In India, large volumes of wastewater that are discharged in an unprocessed manner by industries enter the human chain and result in outbreak of water-borne diseases, contaminated water-related deaths and environmental degradation, the release reported.

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According to the release, the report discusses India's current water condition and its wastewater treatment framework; while growing urban population and heavy rainfall calling for proper rainwater harvesting hints at wastewater treatment being a necessity, the prevalent truth is that India is lagging with regard to wastewater management.

The government's Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) states that an economic growth of eight to nine percent is possible only if water related requirements are met, continued the release, and government and industry organizations are looking at strategic policies to build more treatment plants and reduce wastewater and related environmental degradation.

Read the full release here.