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Groundwater Based Rice Farming In Ganga Basin- A Sustainability Study

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
10. Management of water resources
Author(s): Dhananjoy Dutta
Sanmoy Kumar Patra
Dhananjoy Dutta

Dhananjoy Dutta 1, Sanmoy Kumar Patra 1, Dhananjoy Dutta 2
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Gayeshpur-741234, West Bengal, India1, Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University, India2

Dhananjoy Dutta
All India Coordinated Research Project on Water Management
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (State Agricultural University)
E-mail: dutta_dhananjoy@rediffmail.com


Keyword(s): Sub-theme 10: Management of water resources,


The study areas in five districts of West Bengal under Lower Ganga Basin


  1. To analyze the trends of groundwater development vis-a-vis rice farming
  2. To study environmental consequences
  3. To address the issues towards sustainable management of water resources in lower Ganga basin of India



Environmental consequences

Resources management for sustainability

Considering the deleterious effects of groundwater based rice farming on environment of the river basin, the study calls for a paradigm shift in policy from further groundwater development to sustainable water resources management. The sustainability of water resources of the region will largely remain a function of the working of this integrated supply and demand side management regimes.



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