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

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Political Economy of Irrigation

Tank irrigation is the appropriate technology for Orissa. Where land distribution is equitable, tanks can provide food security. But where landownership is skewed, tank irrigation can hasten land alienation and promote a shift to water intensive hybrid mono cropping. Uniform community stakes are necessary to use tanks for sustainable agriculture.

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