Concept of Water, Land and Energy Productivity in Agriculture and Pathways for Improvement
Upadhyaya A* and Alok KS
Division of Land and Water Management, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
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- Upadhyaya A
Division of Land and Water Management
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
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Received December 23, 2015; Accepted January 29, 2016; Published February 01, 2016
Citation: Upadhyaya A, Alok KS (2016) Concept of Water, Land and Energy Productivity in Agriculture and Pathways for Improvement. Irrigat Drainage Sys Eng 5:154. doi:10.4172/2168-9768.1000154
Copyright: © 2016 Upadhyaya A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Land and water are finite natural resources, which are diminishing due to indiscriminate and unscrupulous exploitation. Ever increasing population is also posing a challenge to produce more from the available resources. Proper understanding of the concept of land, water and energy productivity has become quite relevant in recent days. The technologies/ strategies in which input application is more precise, efficient and cost effective and output is adequate in quantity, excellent in quantity, well in time and profitable, will lead to enhancement of land, water and energy productivity in agriculture. In this paper, concept of land, water and energy productivity, assessment procedure of crop and agricultural water productivity and case study of Pabnawa minor in Kurukshetra, Haryana (India), have been discussed and various means/ pathways to enhance productivity by employing suitable technologies/strategies have been highlighted.