Maharashtra is an important State for India’s economy with strong industrial and services sectors. Even though the agricultural sector’s contribution to Maharashtra’s economic performance is only 11%, agriculture growth is critical for Maharashtra to improve lives of its population as about 50% of the State’s population depends on agriculture sector, either directly or indirectly, for livelihoods. The report outlines some recommendations to strengthen the existing programs and schemes. In addition, the report identifies two areas where convergence amongst various activities and actors could significantly enhance outcomes and a need to integrate efforts with the Water Resource Department and other key stakeholders which use water such as cities and industries is outlined.
The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) is a public, private, civil society partnership hosted by the World Bank Group. The partnership supports country-level collaboration designed to unite diverse groups with a common interest in the sustainable management of water resources.
Our global partners include bilateral agencies and governments (Swiss Development Cooperation, Swedish Development Cooperation, the governments of Hungary and Israel), private companies (Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Ab InBev), development banks (IFC, World Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank), INGOs and IGPs (UNDP, GGGI, GWP, the World Economic Forum, BRAC and IUCN). The 2030 WRG was launched in 2008 at the World Economic Forum and has been hosted by The World Bank Group since 2012.