Guidelines for improving water use efficiency in irrigation, domestic & industrial sectors

The silver lining is that in the bulk consumer sector i.e. irrigation sector consuming roughly about 80 percent, there lies tremendous opportunity of water savings. The prevailing water use efficiency in surface water resources schemes are typically low which can be substantially improved and water can be saved for the other purposes including the additional irrigation. This sector is the thrust area of MoWR, RD & GR which is also reflected in the National Water Mission (NWM) document. National Water Mission under National Action Plan on Climate Change has been unveiled by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 30th June, 2008. Five goals have been identified under the National Water Mission. One of the five goals of National Water Mission is to increase water use efficiency in all sectors of water use by 20% by the year 2017 i.e. by the end of 12th Five Year Plan. In view of NWM, CWC has finalized the instant guidelines for improving water use efficiency in various sectors like irrigation, domestic and industrial sectors.

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