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

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Delivery of Canal Water in North India and West Pakistan

and West Pakistan W Eric Gustafson Richard B Reidinger The canal systems in North India and West Pakistan were set up by and large to prevent fa- mine, at a time when it seemed more effective to spread the water thinly to provide each district a measure of famine insurance rather than to depend on transporting grain from surplus districts to deficit districts in this largely pre-railway age.

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