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

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In Search of Tanks Some Hidden Facts

Physical and technical factors have received a great deal of attention in discussions of the decline of tank irrigation, while institutional factors which have a direct bearing on the functioning of tank irrigation have been relatively neglected. This is unfortunate especially since technical and institutional factors do not operate in isolation but often interact. This paper attempts to examine the characteristics and functioning of traditional irrigation institutions as they exist today and probe the factors underlying the disintegration of these institutions.

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