7 years of WEALS Program: Key Highlights 2012 to 2019

Agriculture in India, that accounts for 90% of water use, with rather low water use efficiency, faces unprecedented challenges in achieving water sustainability. It is also the sector with the highest climate vulnerability. Thus, it is a primary target for improved water management & climate change adaptation. Small & marginal farmers, constituting a majority of… Continue reading 7 years of WEALS Program: Key Highlights 2012 to 2019

Increasing efficient water and energy use in agriculture

BACKGROUND Efficient consumption of energy and water – both crucial resources for agriculture – can be improved by their comanagement by farmers, state governments, groundwater agencies and distribution companies (DISCOMs). Pilot studies have observed that electricity can be conserved using efficient pumping system in place. But the commercial viability of such plans and their benefits… Continue reading Increasing efficient water and energy use in agriculture

Water and energy conservation through Tensiometer device

A low-cost, farmer-friendly device to measure soil moisture by saving water and energy in paddy irrigation in Punjab BACKGROUND Indian Punjab is a leading agricultural state, with about 4.2 million hectares (mha) of net area sown and almost one million operational land holdings. Introduction of high yielding varieties of rice and wheat coupled with assured irrigation… Continue reading Water and energy conservation through Tensiometer device