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India: Issues and Opportunities for Investment

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Type: Working Paper
Author: International Water Management Institute
Date: 2010
Agency: International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Water Issue Brief, no. 11
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7667
Sector: Agriculture
Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): water management
allocation rules
Abstract: "Currently, over 80% of irrigated agriculture in India is supported by groundwater. India has 23 million pumps with almost a million added every year. With little control on groundwater extraction, the country faces serious groundwater depletion. Food grain production has increased as more land is brought under cultivation. High-yielding crop varieties are grown that also have high water requirements, which are being met through a boom in groundwater use."

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