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Cities as sources of irrigation water : an Indian scenario

Growing Indian cities have the potential to support their peri-urban futures by providing irrigation water for food production. Over 1.1 million ha of land could be irrigated if the city waters are rendered safe for use. While the practice of peri-urban agriculture using city water is not a new phenomenon in India, its full  potential has not been fully explored, due to poor/marginal quality and lack of adequate institutional arrangements and dialogue for its effective use. It is timely that inter-sectoral dialogue is focussed towards developing a well-integrated water development plan for cities, which includes irrigation water as well. [authors abstract]

TitleCities as sources of irrigation water : an Indian scenario
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAmerasinghe, P, Jampani, M, Drechsel, P
Secondary TitleWater Policy Research Highlight
Volume53
Pagination8 p.; 5 fig.; 1 tab.
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherInternational Water Management Institute, IMWI
Place Publishedindia gujarat
Keywordsagricultural wastewater, india, peri-urban communities, wastewater, wastewater collection, wastewater recycling, water reuse
Abstract

Growing Indian cities have the potential to support their peri-urban futures by providing irrigation water for food production. Over 1.1 million ha of land could be irrigated if the city waters are rendered safe for use. While the practice of peri-urban agriculture using city water is not a new phenomenon in India, its full  potential has not been fully explored, due to poor/marginal quality and lack of adequate institutional arrangements and dialogue for its effective use. It is timely that inter-sectoral dialogue is focussed towards developing a well-integrated water development plan for cities, which includes irrigation water as well. [authors abstract]

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