Agro Sector Gobbles Up 91% of Water

Of the total 3 billion cubic meters of renewable water in the province, 91% is used by the agro sector, 5% for drinking and 4% in industry
Agro Sector Gobbles Up 91% of Water
Agro Sector Gobbles Up 91% of Water

An estimated 90% of the renewable water resources in Markazi Province is consumed in the agriculture sector, managing director of Markazi Regional Water Company said.
This is while, a large part of the water used for farming is wasted due to old and inefficient irrigation systems used by farmers. “The efficiency of flood irrigation is barely 30% with 70% wasted,” ISNA quoted Ezatolah Ameri as saying.
Natural renewable water resources are the total amount of a regions water resources, both surface water and groundwater, which is generated through the hydrological cycle. The amount is computed on a yearly basis.


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