[pib] Water circuits to be developed on the lines of power circuits

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Mains Paper 3: Agriculture | Different types of irrigation & irrigation systems storage

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Water circuits

Mains level: Water management


News:

  • There is a need for river connectivity, construction of Barrages, Dams, Rubber dams and Bandhas, drip and piped irrigation in the country
  • There is also a need for water circuits in the country on the lines of power circuits for better water conservation
  • Availability of water is not the problem but we have to learn to manage and conserve it

Achieving water efficiency:

  • To double the income of farmers by the year 2022 cannot be achieved without proper water management
  • Enhancing drip and pipe irrigation will reduce wastage of water and will be cost effective for farmers
  • River connectivity programme can reduce water crisis in critical areas like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, and Maharashtra.

Why is this cause taking place?

  • Declining level of groundwater in many parts of the country
  • Per capita availability of water is also reducing

Result:

  • A definite strategy has been prepared for conservation of water resources and cleaning Ganga
Irrigation In India – PMKSY, AIBP, Watershed Management, Neeranchan, etc.
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