Reusing Wastewater for Farming
Only around 45% of India’s farmland are irrigated even though studies have shown that irrigated land yields up to twice as much as farmlands depending only on rains.
Irrigation in India includes a network of major and minor canals from Indian rivers, groundwater well based systems, tanks and rainwater harvesting. Of these sources, Indian irrigation predominantly depends on groundwater.
Smart Water Management in Agriculture
Agriculture accounts (on average) for 70 percent of all freshwater withdrawals globally. As per the Central Water Commission, more than 80% of the total water consumed in India is for agriculture. Industrial and domestic sectors consume about 12 and 4 %of total available water, respectively. India does not spend any money in conserving water consumed in agriculture. There are regulations for efficient water management including rainwater harvesting and wastewater management in industrial and urban households. ...
Smart Water Metering
Technology can aid in water conservation efforts by improving efficiency of infrastructure and effective monitoring along with innovative methods to reduce wastage, reclaim and reuse water and to improve the quality of water. It is estimated that more than 50% of water is wasted while transport in existing infrastructure. There are no comprehensive leakage/burst pipe/spillage detection for timely fixing of issues. Within homes and commercial buildings, leakages are abundant as well as using drinking-grade water for toilet flushing and lawn watering, leading to pressure on drinking water treatment and supply....