Taming the Anarchy: Groundwater Governance in South Asia

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In 1947, South Asia emerged out of the colonial era with the world's largest centrally managed canal irrigation infrastructure. In 2007, its small-holder agriculture has come to overwhelmingly depend on a vast, atomistic irrigation economy with more than 25 million dispersed tube-well owners drawing groundwater without let or hindrance. What was an orderly irrigation economy, has now transformed into a colossal anarchy. How has this transformation come about? What are the drivers of this groundwater anarchy? What are its ...

Taming the Anarchy: Groundwater Governance in South Asia 2008, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781933115603

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