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

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Development and Management of Irrigation in Maharashtra-With Special Reference to Major and Medium Surface Irrigation Systems

The major and medium storage system of surface irrigation has a crucial role to play in water-scarce, drought- prone, seasonal river-flowing Maharashtra. Unfortunately, the performance of this sector has been far from satisfactory. Poor state of maintenance, largely due to paucity of funds available with the state government and low water rates and their poor recovery, is responsible for the system's inefficiency.

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