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India: Seminar on Increasing Water Efficiency in Agriculture Sector

Photo: Columbia Water Center
Photo: Columbia Water Center

Government and Industry leaders in India met last week at a national forum on water use in agriculture, organized by the Confederacy of Indian Industry. According to the press release, they were in agreement on the need to link water efficiency with agricultural production.

“Expansion of irrigation and improvement in irrigation efficiency are the key not only to improving agricultural productivity but also to our strategy for sustainable water use. There has to be a greater synergy between our agricultural policies and our water policies with a view to securing food supply, especially to the poor and vulnerable sections of the population, through more efficient and sustainable use of scarce water resources” remarked Mr. Mr Anil B Jain, Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

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