agricultural water management

Misaligned cropping patterns Vs water resources


Author: Staff Reporter

Issue: Water: Ownership and Accountability 

Date: 16th July 2018



A June 2018 study published by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) suggests that analysing land productivity of a region and yield of a crop is not sufficient to calculate the efficiency with which water is being used for cultivation. It is also important to analyse whether irrigation water being applied to the crop is resulting in adequate output and if cropping patterns are aligned with water endowments of a region.


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