Sources of Irrigation in India
According to State of Indian Agriculture 2015-16, India has a net sown area of around 140 million hectares (2012-13) of which around 66.10 million (around 47%) is under irrigation.
India’s water budget
India accounts for around 4% of world’s renewable water resources. The average annual precipitation in India is around 4000 BCM (Billion Cubic Meter). Of this, around half (1869 BCM) water run…
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Document: GS-III: Irrigation & Irrigation Systems
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