NEW DELHI — Indian President Pranab Mukherjee stressed the importance of water management in agriculture at the Second India Water Forum 2013 at Vigyan Bhavan, according to an article in Business Standard.

"The three R strategy of reduce, recycle and reuse has to find application in our farmlands," said Mukherjee.  "Our irrigation system has to encourage judicious use of water. Our efforts at recycling and reuse of wastewater have to be doubled."

Mukherjee said India should follow the example of countries like Israel in their water policies and price water relative to its scarcity, the article reported.

"The decreasing ground water level has to be contained by resorting to improved water use technology and better management of aquifers," said Mukherjee.

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