Irrigation Planning In India

ISBN Number : 978-93-5262-633-5

Library Price : Rs.884

Library Dollar Price : 35$

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Year of Publication : 2022

No. Of Pages : 103

Book Weight :0

About The Book

The book is a critical appraisal of India’s plans for irrigation development during the three and a half decades from 1951. The characteristics of India’s planned economy, the machinery of planning with special reference to irrigation planning, the historical role of government in irrigation development, priority criteria in investment allocation for major, medium and minor irrigation projects, achievements relatively to irrigation potential and plan targets, region wise and crop wise distribution of irrigation facilities, problem of underutilization of created irrigation potential and the role of the command Area Development Authority, costs of irrigation development and returns to investment on irrigation, international cooperation for irrigation development-have all been critically dealt with and suggestions have been made to evolve a sound system of utilization of water resources, so as to permanently avoid the twin dangers of destructive floods and devastating droughts.

The Kannada version of the book was awarded a prize by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, which has also published it.


1. Characteristics of India’s Planned Economy
2. General Background to Irrigation Development
3. Irrigation Development and Government-A Historical Perspective
4. Irrigation-Project Classification and Priority Criteria; Analysis of Plan Outlays
5. Irrigation-Ultimate Potential, Plan Targets and Achievements and Crop wise Distribution
6. Irrigation Development in the Several States
7. Underutilization of Irrigation potential and Command Area Development Authority
8. Cost of Irrigation Development and Returns to Irrigation Investment
9. International Cooperation for Irrigation Development
10. Epilogue

About The Author

Prof. A.P. Srinivasa Murthy has had a distinguished academic record in the University of Mysore, which he served for about four decades. He taught Economics to the graduate and post-graduate students, guided a number of research scholars for their M.A., and Ph.D., degrees and carried on his own research work. On retirement in 1974 as professor and Head of the Department of post graduate studies and Research in Economics, he was associated with the Institute of Development Studies for three years as an Awardee under the U.G.C’s Scheme for the  ‘Utilization of the Services of Retired Outstanding Teacher’s. His published works include thirty books and a hundred articles both in English and Kannada. He is the recipient of the Mysore University Golden jubilee Research Award, the Merit Prize by the Delhi Administration for his work on history of India’s Freedom Movement’, two Awards in the all India Basic Literature Competition of the Government of India, Karnataka State Sahitya Academy Award, Kannada Sahitya Samvardhana Trust Award, the Mysore University Prize and a prize by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, for his Kannada books.

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