ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UTTAR PRADESH-Private Tubewells Promote Growth

Private Tubewells Promote Growth Kripa Shankar OF LATE there has been a growth spurt on the agricultural front in UP especially in the eastern region. Although the developmental bureaucracy wants to take credit for it, it is in fact the proliferation of private tubewells among marginal and small farmers which has spearheaded this growth and is sustaining it. As late as 1981 there were five lakh private tubewells and seven lakh pumping sets in UP; by 1988 their numbers had risen to eight lakh and 15 lakh respectively

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