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

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Resources at the Margin-Tank Irrigation Programme in Karnataka

Tank Irrigation Programme in Karnataka V M Rao M G Chandrakant Taking the tanks proposed to be constructed under the Kartnataka Tank Irrigation Programme as a typical instance of an unutilised resource in backward areas, this note holes at their costs and indicators of impact in a comparative perspective to bring out their weaknesses as a development resource. This is followed by a brief consideration of the ways to improve the viability of such marginal resources. The note concludes by pointing out issues which are likely to be crucial in evolving a development strategy appropriate to the resource situation of backward areas.

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