—India has 15% of the world population but
only with 2% of the land area and 4% of world water
supply. In Jharkhand only about 21% of total ground
water and surface water is being utilized for irrigation,
industry and other municipal uses. Therefore, the
integrated water management is vital for sustainable
economic development. Availability of water is under
stress to meet the requirements in various sectors. The
quality of water also plays an important role for
irrigation purpose. Various norms have been prescribed
for suitability of ground water for irrigation purpose.
—Hard rock terrain, Jharkhand, sustainable
development, water management.
S. P. Singh and R. A. K. Verma are with Institute of Science &
Management (I.S.M.), ISM Campus, Ranchi, Jharkhand, PIN-834004 India
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:S. P. Singh and R. A. K. Verma, "Water Resource Management in a Hard Rock Terrain for Sustaining Irrigated Agriculture — A Case Study of Jharkhand, India," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.10, pp. 795-798, 2015.