Ministery for Water Res. , River Dev. & Ganga Rejuvenation Releases “Nabard Publication” on Water (Download PDF)


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Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways released book ’Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development).

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Image of Functions of Nabard

Image of Functions of Nabard

Water Productivity Mapping of Major Indian Crops:

  • Book ‘Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ is about study on 10 major crops done by team lead by eminent agricultural economist Dr. Ashok Gulati.

  • 10 major crops are: rice, wheat, maize, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane, cotton & potato etc.

Recommendations from the Book

  • Book recommends to realign cropping pattern w/focus on water scarcity of irrigation, ration irrigation supplies in canal irrigation system, enhance micro-irrigation & invest in water harvesting & artificial recharge & promote participatory irrigation management thru water user association & farmer’s producer organisation.

  • He said that, proposal for 3 projects at Tuticorin, Paradip & Kandla for desalination of sea water for irrigational & other uses is under consideration.

Some Important Lakes in India

  • Largest saline water lake in India – Chilika Lake, Odisha

  • Longest lake in India – Vembanad Lake, Kerala

  • Highest Lake in India – Cholamu Lake, Sikkim

NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development)

  • Established – 1982

  • Headquarter – Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Established on recommendations of B. Sivaraman Committee.

  • Vision – Development Bank of Nation for Fostering Rural Prosperity.

  • Mission – Promote sustainable & equitable agriculture & rural development thru participative financial & non-financial interventions, innovations, technology & institutional development for securing prosperity.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 30, 2018

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