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

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All Is Not Lost, But Water Sector Reforms Must Go Ahead

There is a growing awareness that water endowments in India are severely under the threat of exhaustion and degradation. The focus since independence has been on intensifying utilisation of water through building more and more dams on rivers or extracting groundwater through wells and tube wells...

More on Participatory Aquifer Mapping

Apropos of the letter “Dangers in Participatory Aquifer Mapping” (16 February 2013), it is important to understand the background regarding the groundwater crisis in India. Eshwer Kale cautions us about the need to think about participatory aquifer mapping and regulation before rolling these out on...

Understanding Agricultural Commodity Markets

In recent years, agricultural markets in India have grown in size and complexity, not only in terms of volumes and commodities traded but also in terms of regulatory reforms and a proliferation of new marketing channels and arrangements, with new and evolving roles played by both state and private players. A new generation of theoretically-grounded empirical research is urgently needed to make sense of these rapidly changing agricultural markets and their linkages. Such a renewed agenda, moreover, must both build systematically on the insights of previous work and engage with the new and emerging features and forces shaping diverse commodity markets and regions. The papers in this special issue make a small contribution in this direction.
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