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Groundwater and Sustainable Irrigation in India

India is an agrarian country and more than 70 percent of its irrigated land is dependent on groundwater (Food and Agriculture Organization, 2010). With the rapid development and burgeoning population, water, without a doubt, is the most vital component. During the last fifty years, groundwater use has increased manifold—almost five times, which has led to the depletion of groundwater in many parts of India (Central Ground Water Board, 2014). Groundwater depletion due to excessive withdrawal coupled with climatic variability has...

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