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Groundwater management in India: physical, institutional and policy alternatives

By: Dinesh Kumar, M.
Contributor(s): Singh, O.P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd., 2007Description: 354 p.ISBN: 9780761935353.Subject(s): Groundwater - India - Management | Water quality management - IndiaDDC classification: 553.79 Summary: The central focus of this book is groundwater management in India: the economies that it generates the socio-economic impact of its intensive use, and the physical, institutional and policy options for its management. The book provides a fresh analysis of the socio-ecology of groundwater, based on a synthesis of macro and micro level data on the hydrological, social, economic and institutional parameters. The region of North Gujarat has been specifically studied to document the uncontrolled use of groundwater and the ill-effects of such exploitation. With alarming drops in water levels and increasing levels of fluorides and TDS in groundwater, the region's water problems have attracted international attention because of their implications in terms of reducing the viability of irrigated agriculture as also their impact on community health. The findings are used to draw policy conclusions regarding the tools for managing groundwater in other regions with similar resource and use characteristics. The authors have used several new methodologies, analytical procedures, and criteria to analyze groundwater use in agriculture, the economic valuation of groundwater, water intensity of milk products, and the efficient use of groundwater.
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The central focus of this book is groundwater management in India: the economies that it generates the socio-economic impact of its intensive use, and the physical, institutional and policy options for its management. The book provides a fresh analysis of the socio-ecology of groundwater, based on a synthesis of macro and micro level data on the hydrological, social, economic and institutional parameters. The region of North Gujarat has been specifically studied to document the uncontrolled use of groundwater and the ill-effects of such exploitation. With alarming drops in water levels and increasing levels of fluorides and TDS in groundwater, the region's water problems have attracted international attention because of their implications in terms of reducing the viability of irrigated agriculture as also their impact on community health. The findings are used to draw policy conclusions regarding the tools for managing groundwater in other regions with similar resource and use characteristics. The authors have used several new methodologies, analytical procedures, and criteria to analyze groundwater use in agriculture, the economic valuation of groundwater, water intensity of milk products, and the efficient use of groundwater.

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