The article, “More rice from less water” (July 7) is an eye-opener especially for those who are in States dependant on the monsoons and upper riparian States. With growing demand for fresh water especially in cities and towns, we need to conserve water and use it in a very cost-effective manner. Looking forward to a bountiful monsoon can no longer for taken for granted. Linking the System of Rice Intensification to MGNREGA will be go a step beyond mere employment generation.

S. Balasubramanian,

Chennai

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