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

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Irrigation and the Great Indian Rural Database

The census offers an irreplaceable dataset to examine local settings and study them on various scales, from a global perspective contrasting regional trends down to villagewise variations. This paper seeks to demonstrate that irrigation data from the Indian census has been severely underutilised in this regard, and also offers a view on the issues that can be researched using village level statistics.

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