China Promoting Water-saving Irrigation

Outlet: Shanghai Daily

September 29, 2014

The Ministry of Water Resources said on Monday that China’s water-saving irrigation technologies have reduced the amount of water used per mu (667 square meters) of farmland to 361 cubic meters from 420 cubic meters in 2000. Of the country’s 952 million mu of farmland with access to irrigation, 214 million mu use highly effective water-saving measures such as low-pressure pipes, spray irrigation & drip irrigation, said Vice Minister Li Guoying.