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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(10): 795-798 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.701

Water Resource Management in a Hard Rock Terrain for Sustaining Irrigated Agriculture — A Case Study of Jharkhand, India

S. P. Singh and R. A. K. Verma

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: sureshprasad_singh@yahoo.co.in, ismr.rakverma@gmail.com).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Bimonthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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