Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Water economics of India revisited: A case of Indian agriculture with special reference to paddy and sugarcane


Vaishali Dhingra,  Gauri Dhingra, Manish Dhingra

Recieved Date: 2019-11-05, Accepted Date: 2019-12-30


The paper is based on the economics of water and the assessment of its demand and supply in India. It further explores that whether there is actually dearth of water in the country or it is the misutilisation of water owing to current agricultural practices. The paper provides insights to those who are at the helm of the affairs and have the authority to make policy. The repercussions of the present crop distribution will prove to be deadly as over a period of time it will lead to further depletion of water resources and the anticipated water crisis will loom large for our future generations. It is important to bridge the gap between the imbalances between the demand-supply of water. Out of two we know that it would not be possible to increase the supply of this limited resource. So, we must pay attention to the demand side of it


Water economics, demand and supply, agriculture

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2020
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 65-68

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