Elixir Or Opiate? An Assessment of Minor Irrigation Policies in North Bengal

Elixir Or Opiate? An Assessment of Minor Irrigation Policies in North Bengal

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Provides a socioeconomic analysis of Minor Irrigation (MI) investments in North Bengal. The study addresses the following questions: whether there is justification and rationale for MI subsidies in North Bengal; whether the North Bengal Terai Development Projecta€™s current subsidy policy achieves the Projecta€™s MI objectives in an efficient, sustainable and livelihood intensive manner, and if there is scope for modifying the current policies for better impact.Coverbail mini RLI seemed to be the exception that proves the thesis that under well-designed farmer management, a large MI ... The scheme included one 8-hp diesel engine and a very elaborate distribution network of underground pipes and 22 spouts, each with a threaded lid. ... Our discussion soon veered to the central problem facing the group: although the scheme was designed to command 100anbsp;...


Title:Elixir Or Opiate? An Assessment of Minor Irrigation Policies in North Bengal
Author: International Water Management Institute, Shah, T.
Publisher:IWMI - 2001-11-01
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