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Dr. P Raja to Share His Views on Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture on World Water Day 2022

Among the dignitaries joining the live discussion on the topic ‘Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture’ organised by Krishi Jagran will be Dr. P Raja from ICAR.

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Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture’ - Webinar organised by Krishi Jagran
Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture’ - Webinar organised by Krishi Jagran

The theme for World Water Day 2022, as proposed by IGRAC, will be "Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible," according to an UN-Water conference held last week in Rome. Groundwater is used for more than 40% of worldwide irrigation so it’s safe to say irrigation in agriculture relies heavily on groundwater resources. However, groundwater is becoming increasingly scarce as time passes.

This is a huge issue that not just the farmers but the whole world is facing. What we need as of now is a solution from agricultural experts to curve the groundwater scarcity crisis.

Sustainable Use of Water in Agriculture’ is a webinar organized by agricultural media house, Krishi Jagran in association with FMC India to discuss how to conserve water. Joining the conversation will be field experts, scientists, and CEO’s of companies who are active in the agriculture sector. The session is scheduled to go live at 3:00 PM on 22nd March 2022.

Speakers who join the session will be sharing their expert knowledge and opinions on the following subjects:

  • Analyze seasonal water availability in villages on both ground and surface level

  • Analyze existing and future water demand for household, agricultural, livestock, and livelihood needs

  • Match the present water supply to the current demand

  • Crops and cropping patterns that are chosen based on net water availability, with household food security and market (income) needs in mind

  • Encourage additional water gathering and introduce water-saving methods such as drip irrigation, sprinklers, and mulching

  • A change from a supply-driven to a demand-driven approach

Among the dignitaries joining the live discussion will be Dr. P Raja from ICAR.

About Dr. P Raja

Dr. P Raja is the Principal Scientist (Soil Science) at ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (IISWC), Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The Government of India created a Soil Conservation Research, Demonstration, and Training Centre in Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu, on October 20, 1954.

Later, in 1967, this Center, along with other similar facilities under the Ministry of Agriculture, was moved to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and then to the Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Dehradun.

The Institute's name has recently been changed to the Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation.

The Centre offers specialist training in soil and water conservation and watershed management, as well as consulting services in the planning, implementation, and assessment of soil and water conservation projects and watershed management.

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