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Irrigation Priyank Tiwari IIM Indore

Irrigation Priyank Tiwari IIM Indore

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Published by: sudhirnair on Nov 08, 2009
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New Solutions fora New Century
Priyank Tiwari
Basic Facts
Agriculture contributes about 16.6 % of GDP
60 % of population still lives in villages
Approx 54 % of total arable land in India is underirrigation
India is a dominant producer (among the top 3)of wheat,rice,sugar,tobacco,tea, coconuts just toname a few
India’s yield for majority of agricultural products
is significantly less than other countries
Fragmented land holding-lower labourproductivityand make modern mechanized farming unviable
Large percentage (roughly 47 %) of area still dependenton rainfall which is erratic and seasonal
Climate change can wreck havoc on agriculturalproductivity
Since the green revolution, agricultural productivity hasmore or less remained stagnant
Agricultural subsidies like free power have resulted inover pumping of ground water
Ground water has receded at an alarming rate of about1 foot/year for the past decade

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