CWC chairman says climate change impacts agrarian economies more than others. Secretary-General of the International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage C. Avinash Tyagi said the only way out for the country was to adapt to climate change.

Concerns over climate change, global warming and reduced availability of water are concerns that impact agrarian economies more than others, and it is high time new strategies for resilience in handling such concerns were developed, Chairman of the Central Water Commission Ashwin B. Pandya said on Thursday.

Water being key to food and energy, its inequitable and skewed distribution in a country like India called for adaptability and innovation. Apart from climate change, per capita water availability and low per capita storage were situations that needed to be seriously considered. A shift in policy at the Centre and States was therefore the need of the hour, he explained.

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