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The Tanks of South India (A Potential for Future Expansion in Irrigation)

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Palanisami, K.; Easter, K. William
Date: 1983
Agency: Institute of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Series: Economic Report ER83-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/4546
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): irrigation
Abstract: "Irrigation development in India continues to be given a high priority, with full irrigation potential- estimated at about 58 million hectares in 1979-80. This amounts to about 51 percent of the total area of 113.5 million hectares that could be irrigated. Total investment in irrigation from the beginning of the planning era in 1951 to 1978 amounted to approximately 93 billion rupees on major, medium and minor projects. Minor irrigation has contributed over half of the growth in total irrigation potential."

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