P W Gerbens-Leenes

P W Gerbens-Leenes
Water footprint of food and cooking fuel
Rice and wheat have large water footprints in rural India Posted on 26 Mar, 2021 02:33 PM

Water is a basic resource for food and fuelwood production. In general, people in rural areas of India consume carbohydrate-rich staples with small amounts of animal foods. They mostly depend upon fuelwood for cooking.

Madhya Pradesh has the largest blue water footprint for food (334 m3/cap/year) and the blue water footprint from wheat contributes 87%. (Image: Pixabay)