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

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Water and Welfare

The burgeoning groundwater irrigation economy is destined to collapse under its own weight, especially if tubewell numbers continue to grow at the rate they have since 1990. Increasing failure of wells and resultant farmer suicides are an indication of the shape of things to come. ITP has conducted a collaborative inter-disciplinary research programme on such local and national water policy issues and discussion papers that capture its results were presented at a recent three-day meet.

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