Over 2.3 crore pumps in India are drawing water, round the clock, to support agriculture - often to grow highly water intensive crops (such as rice, sugarcane, cotton and banana), sometimes in severely water stressed regions of the country.
As such, there is an urgent need for farmers to embrace a variety of agricultural solutions, to not only conserve and harvest water, but to optimise it for improved productivity and profitability.
In this article on YourStory, Pearl Tiwari highlights 6 ways in which the water crisis can be addressed, by making pivotal changes in the agricultural sector:
1. Harnessing micro irrigation
2. Reduction of water intensive crops
3. Increasing water harvesting
4. Watershed development
5. Improved water conservation policy in agricultural sector
6. Strengthening and promoting Water User Associations
To read the full Your Story Media Article: https://yourstory.com/socialstory/2019/08/agriculture-india-water-scarcity