The Centre has planned an extensive water conservation programme for drought prone areas of Bundelkhand (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh), Marathwada (Maharashtra) and Kalahandi, Bolangir and Kora

In a significant development which will pave the way for final forest clearance to the Centre's ambitious Ken-Betwa river-linking project, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) - an apex body of the

Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa speaking during the signing and launch of the Kenyan Chapter of Billion Dollar Business Alliance(BDBA) at World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi

‘Crop yield will increase under the micro-irrigation model and with help of water management techniques’

What should set the alarm bells ringing for the state government is the increasing presence of uranium in the sub-soil water used for drinking and irrigation.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Management Index, 06/04/2017. NITI Aayog has developed a Composite Water Management Index as a useful tool to assess and further improve the performance in efficient management of water resources.

In this modelling study, the researchers optimised typical dietary patterns in an Indian population sample to meet projected decreases in the availability of water per person for irrigation (blue water footprint) due to population growth (to 2025 and 2050). The optimised diets met nutritional guidelines and minimised deviation from existing patterns. Resulting changes in life-years lost due to coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancers were modelled using life tables, and changes in greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of diets were estimated.

Recent hydrological modelling and Earth observations have located and quantified alarming rates of groundwater depletion worldwide. This depletion is primarily due to water withdrawals for irrigation but its connection with the main driver of irrigation, global food consumption, has not yet been explored. Here we show that approximately eleven per cent of non-renewable groundwater use for irrigation is embedded in international food trade, of which two-thirds are exported by Pakistan, the USA and India alone.

Wheat, rice, sugar, cotton and maize are among the essential internationally traded crops in the global economy.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Agro-Climatic Zones, 28/03/2017. The Planning Commission has grouped the country into 15 agro-climatic zones, based on agro-climatic features, particularly soil type, climate including temperature and rainfall.

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