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

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A Strategy for Ayacut Development under Major Irrigation Projects

Perhaps in no other agricultural or industrial programme is the gestation lag so long as it is in major irrigation projects. The long gap between the creation and utilisation of irrigation facilities depresses returns on investment in these projects and prevents full exploitation of the additional agricultural production potential. Not only that, the reservoirs get silted as a result of non-utilisation of their waters and their life is permanently reduced.

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