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Issues before Second Irrigation Commission of Maharashtra

Issues before Second Irrigation Commission of Maharashtra

Economic and Political Weekly 36(12): 1034-1043

This paper analyses the issues confronting the irrigation sector in the state of Maharashtra, India, as well as at the country level. The problems and prospects of privatization initiatives, notably the Krishna Valley Project in the state, are discussed. The following issues are examined: the use of river basin resources; investment in irrigation and its returns; water pricing policy; and drip irrigation.

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