Context According to the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) report released by the NITI Aayog in 2018, 21 major cities (Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and others) are racing to reach zero groundwater levels by 2020, affecting access for 100 million people.The CWMI report also states that by 2030, the country's water demand is projected to be twice the available… Continue reading Solution to India’s Water Crisis
As the summer sets in, many parts of the country are said to face one of the worst water crisis in the history. Reservoir levels in many states have come down alarmingly. Also, drinking water situation in states like Maharashtra is equally alarming. Ganga, which was to provide water to 1/3rd population of the country,… Continue reading Water Crisis: Why has it reached such proportions?
Achieving the goals of- Per drop more crop & Har khet ko paani PMKSY envisages amalgamation of ongoing schemes: Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR RD & GR) Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources (DoLR) On Farm Water Management… Continue reading Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) It is a modified programme of erstwhile: 1. Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP), 2.Desert Development Programme (DDP) and 3. Integrated Wastelands Development Programme (IWDP) of the Department of Land Resources. This consolidation is for optimum use of resources, sustainable outcomes and integrated planning. The scheme was launched during 2009-10. Main… Continue reading Demystify plethora of irrigation programmes