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Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment in Irrigation

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As commercial profitability cannot be a guide to the economic and social choice of an infrastructural public investment irrigation project like the Main Western Gandak Canal Project in Uttar Pradesh, economic and social profitability of the project has been calculated using UNIDO method of project evaluation. It is not until income distributional considerations are brought into the picture that social profitability of the project reaches a level at which the project's selection becomes justifiable from a social angle.

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