Wells and Welfare in the Ganga Basin

Wells and Welfare in the Ganga Basin

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This report analyzes the history of groundwater development in the eastern Uttar Pradesh region over the 1950-1990 period. Its main conclusion is that the story of groundwater-based livelihood creation in the Ganga basin is one of failed public initiatives and successful adaptive responses by private agents. However, tube-well-induced agrarian dynamism in eastern Uttar Pradesh and north Bihar in recent years can spread to the entire basin if public policy makers learn correct lessons from the experience of these two subregions.Manual. and. Small. Diesel. Pumps. The fourth element of the strategy for groundwater-led rural regeneration in the ... the Ganga basin cannot use all the power of a 5-hp engine because the suction head is very low; and that, at full rpm , the pumps effectively use just around 2a€“2.5-hp. ... Even today, only two manufacturersa€”Greves Cotton and Sriram Honda offer a 1.95-hp diesel/ kerosene pump, which isanbsp;...

Title:Wells and Welfare in the Ganga Basin
Author:Tushaar Shah
Publisher:IWMI - 2001


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