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

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Farmer Management of Public Tubewells-in West Bengal

West Bengal has a large number of state-owned tubewells, catering to the needs of the vast number of marginal and fragmented landholdings. However, their poor management resulted in erratic water supplies and eroded farmers* faith in the system. The government, therefore, decided to hand over alt the shallow tubewells constructed under the World Bank scheme to local panchayat samitis.

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