Economy The looming water crisis Updated : July 16, 2019 12:49 PM IST The Bureau of Indian Standards states that in urban India, with full flushing systems, the requirement of water is between 150 to 200 litres per head per day. Over 600 million Indians, half the Indian population, face high water stress, and over 200,000 people die because of lack of adequate safe water. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.