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A Comprehensive Reform on Agriculture Water Price Implemented in Zhejiang
2017-11-24 10:59:20

Implementation of Nationwide Water-saving Action, a requirement put forward in the report of the 19th CPC National Congress, aims at speeding up the reform of ecological civilization system, and the construction of a more beautiful China. In order to carry out this new requirement, perfect the mechanism for agricultural water price, quicken the establishment of water conservancy and irrigation and improve its management, Zhejiang province has issued Overall Implementation Plan for the Comprehensive Reform of the Agricultural Water Price in Zhejiang Province (hereinafter referred to as “the Plan”), and set to work on it.
Agriculture is a huge water consumer with a great potential for water saving. In recent years Zhejiang province has been, in a bid to assure enough water for the smooth development of agriculture, implementing water conservancy and irrigation with a focus on building the “two districts (functional regions of grain production and modern agricultural zones)”. But for a long time, the weak farmland infrastructure cannot be improved fundamentally, because of the unsound price mechanism, insufficient fund for operation and maintenance, and deficient practice management of the agricultural water. Hence, the Plan has come out based on ample research and argumentation, repeated consultations and views of all parties, to assist the sustainable development of agriculture.

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