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Addressing India’s Water Crisis

Most of the efforts to tackle the water crisis are concentrated in desperately and endlessly trying to increase the supply of water. But not enough attention is paid towards solutions on the demand side. Water Consumption in Farming Agriculture is the largest consumer of water in India. About 90 per cent of is consumed in ..

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Jal Jeevan Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech announced that more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the coming years under the Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households. Access to Clean and Safe Water Over the years, the central and state governments have been making efforts to increase ..

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Water Crisis: Data from World Resources Institute

The new data from the World Resources Institute makes the following observations: About one-quarter of the world’s population is facing extremely high levels of baseline water stress (i.e. irrigated agriculture, industries, and municipalities withdraw more than 80% of their available supply on average every year). Water withdrawals have more than doubled globally since the 1960s due ..

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KUSUM and Irrigation Economy

The Cabinet has approved the extension of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. The scheme has three components: 10,000 megawatt (MW) of decentralised ground mounted grid-connected renewable power plants (Component-A). Installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-B). Solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected solar-powered agriculture pumps (Component-C). Component-A and Component-C will ..

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Water Availability and Sustainable Management

India is facing serious challenges in water management. In the first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to save every drop of water, and to make water conservation a mass movement on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Water Availability and its Use India has ..

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