Access to assured irrigation

GS3/GS1  Syllabus: Agriculture/ Geography: Irrigation   Source: LM  Context: In 2022-23, of the 210 million hectares of gross sown area, about 115 million hectares, or nearly 55%, had irrigation access, up from 47.8% in 2013-14, according to state-run think-tank Niti Aayog member Ramesh Chand.   What is ‘assured irrigation’? Assured irrigation refers to the provision …