Provides a socioeconomic analysis of Minor Irrigation (MI) investments in North Bengal. The study addresses the following questions: whether there is justification and rationale for MI subsidies in North Bengal; whether the North Bengal Terai Development Projectas current subsidy policy achieves the Projectas MI objectives in an efficient, sustainable and livelihood intensive manner, and if there is scope for modifying the current policies for better impact.... Project (NBTDP) and was supported by the IDE-Ford Foundation-sponsored Irrigation against Rural Poverty Research Program. ... there are modern and manuala hand pump tube wells (HTWs) and treadle pumps (TPs); diesel pumps are used by farmers to pump water ... agencies have simplified some of these technologies further to cut costs and make their operation and maintenance ( Oaamp;M) easier.
|Title||:||Elixir Or Opiate? An Assessment of Minor Irrigation Policies in North Bengal|
|Author||:||International Water Management Institute, Shah, T.|
|Publisher||:||IWMI - 2001-11-01|