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

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KERALA-A Good Cause for Contractors

A Good Cause for Contractors KERALA has great water potential for development. Its annual rainfall averages 120 inches. It is estimated that the total precipitation is 4,200 t m c ft (thousand million cubic feet), sixty per cent of which flows down into rivers. The first communist government had in 1958 prepared a draft master plan to be completed in two phases, stretching over a period of 15 years. It covered hydroelectric projects, major, minor and medium irrigation schemes, salinity control, seashore protection and reclamation, drainage, inland navigation, fisheries, urban and rural water supply, tourism and water sport. Some of the projects suggested in that plan have been implemented haltingly; some others are under implementation. But the integrated approach of the plan has been missing and a large part of the water resources still goes to waste.

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