Saturday, November 2, 2013

Water conservation in agriculture a key necessity for India's water security

ANI: Experts attending the India Water Forum 2013 said that conservation of water in agriculture is a key necessity for water security in the country.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and the Ministry of Urban Development organized India Water Forum 2013 on the theme 'water use efficiency'.

In the three-day international convention, which began on October 28, it was noted that with future scenarios likely to worsen, it is extremely important to adopt new technologies like drip and sprinkler irrigation at a wider scale.

It was noted that there is a strong need for cooperative, basin-scale, cross-sectoral approach for integrated water resources management.

However, this should be integrated with efforts taken at local level in every watershed of the basin, and should ensure the community participation especially youth and women....

An irrigated field on the plain of Punjab, shot by Ammarkh, public domain

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