Marie-Charlotte Buisson

Marie-Charlotte Buisson
Invisible informal groundwater markets
While informal groundwater markets cater significantly to the needs of smallholder farmers in India, they continue to be unacknowledged and understudied. Posted on 17 Oct, 2022 12:55 PM

India is the largest user of groundwater globally and as high as 85 percent of water is used for irrigation. Groundwater extraction started with the green revolution that increased  food security and reduced poverty. However, it gradually led to drastic depletion in groundwater levels.

Groundwater, a finite resource (Image Source: TV Manoj via Wikimedia Commons)