Report of sub-committee on more crop and income per drop of water

Irrigation water security is vital both for livelihood and food security. While the country has made large investments in the augmentation of water supply, there have been no commensurate efforts in the management of demand and in the promotion of efficient and economic water use. This report draws attention to the scope available for improving the efficiency of use of irrigation water in a manner that both the productivity and profitability of farming are enhanced. This is the pathway to an ever-green revolution all over the country, designed to enhance agricultural productivity and profitability in perpetuity, without associated ecological harm.