According to the water expert Rajendra Singh, use of excessive water for the sugarcane cultivation is taking Maharashtra towards a crisis. He was speaking at a webinar on “Climate change and water management” organized by Balasaheb Pawar study centre of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University.
According to the news agency PTI, Singh said, “The excessive use of water for sugarcane cultivation has increased the environmental imbalance in Maharashtra, which was once known for its strong rural economy and farming. If this trend continues then the state will face a water crisis in future.”
“It is necessary to store every drop of rain with proper planning for future generations,” he further added,.