Putting a price on water becomes ‘sensitive’ issue in India

ClimateWire: In India's state of Punjab, where the country's "Green Revolution" began 40 years ago, another revolution may be in store. For four decades, India has encouraged food production through subsidies and other price supports to farmers there. Electricity is cheap, and water is free to whoever pumps it out of the ground. As a result, Punjab grows a fifth of India's wheat and 12 percent of its rice, while covering 1.5 percent of the country's land, according to the Columbia Water Center at Columbia......

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