Wells and Welfare in the Ganga Basin

Wells and Welfare in the Ganga Basin

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This report analyzes the history of groundwater development in the eastern Uttar Pradesh region over the 1950-1990 period. Its main conclusion is that the story of groundwater-based livelihood creation in the Ganga basin is one of failed public initiatives and successful adaptive responses by private agents. However, tube-well-induced agrarian dynamism in eastern Uttar Pradesh and north Bihar in recent years can spread to the entire basin if public policy makers learn correct lessons from the experience of these two subregions.... or browbeat meter readers into underreporting the consumption or tampering with the meter; moreover, to beat metering, ... Around then, a 1973 study by the Rural Electrification Corporation encompassing several States found that the cost of ... of the price of pump irrigation, improved the quality of service and, in general , created a buyersa#39; market for pump irrigation. ... Diesel pump owners in UP, who charged Rs 18a€“20/hour for a 5-hp pump in UP as elsewhere, began losing out in anbsp;...

Title:Wells and Welfare in the Ganga Basin
Author:Tushaar Shah
Publisher:IWMI - 2001


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