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

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Behind Hindu Growth Rate-Glimpses of Upper Class Statecraft

mode and scale of irrigation. The research effort suits only the requirements of the construction of head works and canals of surface-water based major or medium irrigation projects. The analysis of the research base in the field of irrigation brings to light the inherent bias of the Indian irrigation establishment towards major irrigation projects, especially the construction of large dams and canals. The selection of these projects, without an adequate assessment of the supply and demand of the resources implies a technological prejudice in Indiar irrigation establishment that the most important activity in providing irrigation is the creation of big dams and canals.

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