Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Wheat-Field-Irrigation-in-Maharashtra-27MZIFV35AWZ.htmlConceptually similarWheat Field Irrigation in MaharashtraGP040V8Completed★★★★★★Wheat Field Irrigation in MaharashtraGP040VACompleted★★★★A Cotton Farmer in MaharashtraGP040V6Completed★★★★Irrigation Canals in MaharashtraGP040V7Completed★★★★Farmer in MaharashtraGP040V3Completed★★★★Wheat Field in MaharashtraGP040U3Completed★★★★Women at a Farmer's House in MaharashtraGP040V4Completed★★★★Young Shoots in MaharashtraGP040TVCompleted★★★★Farmer in MaharashtraGP040V5Completed★★★★View AllGP040V9Wheat Field Irrigation in MaharashtraWheat fields at Nimgawahan village, Amravati district. Irrigation from the Upper Wardha dam has allowed farmers to grow a second crop such as wheat, increasing income as well as providing food. When water from the dam is diverted to power plants, it is villages such as Nimgawahan, situated at the tail ends of the irrigation canals, which stand to lose their water first.Locations:Asia-India-MaharashtraDate:16 Mar, 2012Credit:© Vivek M. / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Agricultural land-Agriculture-Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Day-Farmers-Fields-Irrigation-KWCI (GPI)-Natural disasters-One person-Outdoors-People-SAGE (campaign title)-Water-WheatShoot:Water and Coal Conflicts in Central IndiaIn the backdrop of a drought looming over some Indian regions, a new report titled "Endangered Waters" released by Greenpeace has found that large clusters of coal fired power plants proposed in Vidarbha region in Maharastra may bring down the future availability of water in the Wardha river by 40% and affect irrigation for about 1 lakh hectares of farmland in the future. Greenpeace recommends an immediate moratorium on further environment clearances to coal power plants in Vidarbha as well as all the inland districts in the country. The existing clearances must be reexamined on the basis of a cumulative water impact and availability assessment in the river basins so that water conflicts between various users can be avoided and irrigation needs of farmers are not jeopardized.