This is an analysis of the current status of wastewater generation, its uses and livelihood benefits especially in agriculture, based on national data and case studies from Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur and Kolkata.
This working paper summarizes research conducted as part of the AgWater Solutions Project in West Bengal between 2009 and 2012. Agriculture is the main livelihood for 70% of West Bengal’s population of 91 million.
This paper summarizes research conducted as part of the AgWater Solutions Project in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India, from 2009 to 2012. Agriculture accounts for 21% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Madhya Pradesh and state agriculture contributes substantially to India’s total annual wheat, pulses and soybean production.
Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are increasingly using small-scale irrigation to cultivate their land. Individually owned and operated irrigation technologies improve yields, reduce risks associated with climate variability and increase incomes, allowing farmers to purchase food, health care and education.
High pumping costs made it hard for smallholders in West Bengal to make profitable use of groundwater. Research carried out by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) helped convince the Government of West Bengal to adopt new agricultural groundwater policies to benefit poor farmers
Provision of detailed continuous long-term hydrological time series data for any river basin is critical for estimation, planning and management of its current and future water resources. Most of the river basins in India are data poor, including its iconic river – Ganga (Ganges).
Through the newly established institutions in irrigation sector, Farmer Organizations (FOs) can play their role as major stakeholders in the operation and maintenance of the irrigation and drainage system.