Water – The Source and Life
Population growth and an increasing vulnerability to climate change means that India faces an uphill task in effectively and efficiently tackling its water problems. A research has revealed that almost 54 percent of India faces extremely high water stress, and resulting in heightened agrarian distress in the country.
Water is Life
The main objective now is to reach out to the rural communities to promote awareness around the need for conservation, preservation, and the efficient use of water resources. To this, issues such as rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge, and better agronomic and irrigation practices to be promoted.
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A resource mapping exercise have to be conducted which will help in identifying key water structures in the villages and major cities, their existing status, renovation needs of existing infrastructure.
There is a huge potential to develop effective climate change adaptation practices through bringing in the right kind of investment and ensuring adoption of sound techniques in areas such as irrigation, planting of crops, and water management for the same. In the context of water campaign, sound monitoring of the progress through specifically devised indicators focusing on knowledge dissemination to farmers, enhanced credit flow in creation of water infrastructure, increase in area of irrigation is required.
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India may benefit from the experience and technology, Israel and Israeli technologies have to offer in these areas. For further information, relevant contacts are invited to be in touch with the Economic and Trade Department at the Israeli Consulate in Bengaluru.
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Veshala Gajaraj – Trade Officer, Bengaluru – +91-80-49406514 veshalakshe.Gajaraj@israeltrade.gov.il