Urban wastewater and agricultural reuse challenges in India
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Amerasinghe, Priyanie; Bhardwaj, R. M.; Scott, C.; Jella, Kiran; Marshall, F. 2013. Urban wastewater and agricultural reuse challenges in India. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 28p. (IWMI Research Report 147) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5337/2013.200
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More than 1 million hectares of urban land in India could be irrigated for crops if wastewater was made safe for use. Lack of systematic data collection by municipalities makes it difficult to accurately assess the wastewater generation or estimate the total amount of urban area under wastewater irrigation, so the potential of urban and peri-urban farming could be even greater. This study attempted to analyze the current status of wastewater generation, its uses and livelihood benefits especially in agriculture, based on national data and case studies from Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur and Kolkata.
SubjectsWATER MANAGEMENT; WASTEWATER IRRIGATION; WASTEWATER TREATMENT; URBAN AREAS; SEWAGE; IRRIGATED SITES; WATER QUALITY; WATER USE; WATER SUPPLY; IRRIGATED FARMING; CROP PRODUCTION; DRINKING WATER; HEALTH HAZARDS; SANITATION; HOUSEHOLDS; LIVING STANDARDS; INCOME; CASE STUDIES; GIS;
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