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Irrigation Impacts on Income Inequality and Poverty Eleviation: Policy Issues and Options for Improved Management of Irrigation Systems

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Bhattarai, Madhusudan; Sakthivadivel, R.; Hussain, Intizar
Date: 2002
Agency: International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Series: IWMI Working Paper, no. 39
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4838
Sector: Social Organization
Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): irrigation
poverty alleviation
water management
water resources
income distribution
Abstract: "This study explores the conceptual and policy issues relating to the impact that irrigation has on crop production, farm income, inequities in income distribution and poverty alleviation. It also focuses, specifically, on poverty issues associated with head-tail water distribution inequity in an irrigation system."

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