Multiple use of water in West Bengal.
Multiple use of water in West Bengal
- Irrigation is a crucial use of water in West Bengal due to its agricultural nature, and the state has implemented various projects to ensure effective irrigation.
- Water is also used for domestic, industrial, and hydropower generation purposes, with industries like jute, tea, steel, and petrochemicals depending on it.
- The state faces challenges in managing its water resources sustainably due to increasing population, urbanization, and industrialization, and the government is taking steps to promote sustainable practices like rainwater harvesting and wastewater treatment.