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

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Travails of an Irrigation Canal Company in South India, 1857-1882

Though British colonial policy towards India accorded greater priority to railway construction than to irrigation works English private capital did experiment with the latter on a limited scale. A study of the decline of the Madras Irrigation Canal Company a private irrigation venture whose collapse signalled the end of privatisation of major irrigation projects in British India.

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