Indias Water Resources: Contemporary Issues on Irrigation

Paperback | April 15, 2008

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Water resource management since Independence has been, and continues to be, overly preoccupied with augmentation of supply to the neglect of efficiency of use and long-term sustainability. This collection brings together the author's recent writings on some of the key issues relating to waterresources management in India. Besides rejecting the controversial proposal of river interlinking, a strong case is made for a major shift towards integrated watershed development in rain-fed areas; reducing waste and over-exploitation of water; and more efficient use of irrigation water. The urban water scene is dealt with in acase study of Chennai city. This volume would be useful to policymakers, environmentalists, water activists, NGOs, aid agencies, and researchers in the water management sector.

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Water resource management since Independence has been, and continues to be, overly preoccupied with augmentation of supply to the neglect of efficiency of use and long-term sustainability. This collection brings together the author's recent writings on some of the key issues relating to waterresources management in India. Besides rejec...

A. Vaidyanathan is Professor Emeritus, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195696239

ISBN - 13:9780195696233

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Introduction1. Post Independence Period: An overview2. Interlinking of Peninsular Rivers3. Watershed Development4. Efficiency of Water Use in Peninsular Rivers5. Economic incentives: Pricing Reform6. Role of Law and Governance7. Political economy of Water Pricing in India8. Contemporary Issues in Water Resource Management9. Water Resource Development: Scarcity and Conflict10. Water Situation in Chennai City11. Importance of researchReferencesIndex