Planning For Sustainability In Irrigation: Command Area Development And Indira Gandhi Canal Project by Rakesh Hooja and P.S. Kavdia (Eds.)
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|Authors||Rakesh Hooja and P.S. Kavdia (Eds.)|
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|Country of Origin||Indi|
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The Indira Gandhi Canal Project (IGNP) is an integrated multidisciplinary project. Its main objectives are to transform parts of the relatively inhabited desert into a culturable command area, to allot land to persons from far off places, and to create basic infrastructural facilities like roads and markets, forest cover, drinking water, agricultural extension and research, lined water courses, habitation planning, etc., so as to enable the allottees to settle and commence irrigated cultivation. Besides the history of IGNP, the present book also traces the impact of the project on agricultural production, health, socio-economic conditions and the environment. It further discusses various problems and highlight both planning and implementational issues from different perspectives. The book will prove useful not only for those interested specificially in the IGNP, but also for those who are interested in development and management of large irrigation projects, area development, rural development regional and habitation planning, desert irrigation, farm development and agriculture extension, afforestatino, drainage and irrigation engineering, and the like. Rakesh Hooja IAS, is Secretary, command Area Development and Water Utilisation, government of Rajasthan. P.S. Kavdia is Superintending Engineer and Technical Assistant to chief Engineer—Irrigation, Government of Rajasthan.