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Experts express concern over dwindling water resources

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Amritsar, Feb 23(UNI) Experts on the second day of the 6th SAARC Workshop on Water Saving Technologies here today expressed their concern over the dwindling water resources in the country's northwest region.

They felt that paddy is a highly water expensive crop and recommended that its cultivation be restricted in the region.

The scholars also stressed that crop diversification should be promoted to conserve water and this could be achieved by better market management.

The 6th SAARC Workshop on Water Saving Technologies is being organised by the United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) in collaboration with Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences of Guru Nanak Dev University here.

More than 30 delegates from India and SAARC countries are participating in this workshop.

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