Need to Curb Wasteful Water Use in Farming

Need to Curb Wasteful  Water Use in FarmingNeed to Curb Wasteful  Water Use in Farming

Iran's reserves of groundwater are being depleted at an alarming rate because of poor management and excessive consumption in the agricultural sector, an environmental expert warned.
Official data suggest over 90% of the country's water resources are used up in the agriculture sector, where unsustainable and wasteful farming practices are common.
"It is imperative to adopt and seriously pursue measures in the farming sector to curb inefficient water use and carry through the previously introduced reforms," said Mohammad Mojabi, head of the Expediency Council's Environment Committee. Those measures could include limiting rice cultivation, upgrading irrigation systems and improving agricultural methods, he noted.


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