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Economic Review: Prominence to Increase Ground Water Level for Farming
The first financial assessment of the Narendra Modi government's second term was highlighted in 2018-19 to improve the groundwater level for agriculture. It says that domestic priority should be given to 'irrigate water productivity ' with ' land productivity.' Farmers need to make it viable while enhancing policies, and enhancing water use should be a domestic concern. According to the third Advance Estimates published by the Ministry of Agriculture, total food grain production in 2018-19 is estimated at 283.4 million tonnes compared to 285 million tonnes in 2017-18 crop year (July-June).
Nirmala Sitharaman submitted Parliament's Economic Review 2018-19 where she mentioned that the continuing decrease in water levels is problematic for farming. Approximately 89% of groundwater is used for irrigation, according to Asian Water Development Outlook 2016. Because of the present irrigation trend, groundwater is constantly falling, which is a matter of concern. About 89% of groundwater derived is used for irrigation and crops such as paddy, and sugar cane consumes more than 60% of irrigation water. Source: Outlook Agriculture, July 4, 2019 If you find this information useful, click on the yellow thumbs up sign under the photo and also share this with your farmer friends using the options given below.
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