Nearly 90 per cent of surface water in Tamil Nadu had been exploited, said B.J. Pandian, Director of Water Technology Centre at Agriculture College and Research Institute (ACRI), Madurai, on Tuesday.
Speaking at a workshop on ‘Agriculture and irrigation,’ conducted by Water Technology Centre of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University (TNAU), Coimbatore, and the ACRI, he said, “We have only groundwater resources left after over-exploitation of tanks. The demand for water in non-agriculture sectors is also growing. All stakeholders should take part in addressing issues related to water management,” Mr. Pandian said.
The workshop formed part of ‘Tamil Nadu Water Week 2014’ celebration organised by Dhan Foundation.