In Bangladesh, about 88 per cent of water is used in agriculture, 10 per cent for domestic use and the remaining 2.0 per cent in the industrial sector, according to UN statistics. Irrigation forms the lion’s share of water use in agriculture. For this purpose, supply of electricity to agriculture is about 4.0 per cent (Source: UN World Water Day 2014 supplement by the Water Resource Ministry). For irrigation, pumping of water requires a significant amount of electricity. So for using water, energy is one of the important ingredients. Both water and energy have equal importance for efficient use of our resources. Industries suffer due to shortage of both energy and water.
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