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Need to conserve 10 % water in agriculture: Shekhawat

Thursday - September 19, 2019 8:50 pm , Category : INDIA
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said here on Thursday that there is need for rational use of irrigation water and there should be at least 10 per cent reduction in the water consumed by the agriculture sector.
Environment and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar informed that Rs 50,000 crore has been given to the states for water and fodder augmentation in the jungle areas to recharge rivers.
The Cabinet Ministers were speaking at a book launch on water management in Rajasthan written by Sriram Vedire, adviser to the Jal Shakti Ministry.

--IANS
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