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India Studies in Business and Economics

Micro Irrigation Systems in India

Emergence, Status and Impacts

Editors: Viswanathan, P. K., Kumar, M. Dinesh, Narayanamoorthy, A. (Eds.)

  • Uses advanced concepts in hydrology, water resources management, agricultural water management and environmental economics to assess the benefits and impacts of MI systems
  • Discusses whether MI systems can bring about ‘real water savings’ in terms of reduction in consumptive use of water, in crop production
  • Brings in both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives of micro irrigation systems  and findings having  strong practical and policy relevance
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This book takes stock of micro irrigation systems (MIS), the technological intervention in India’s agricultural and water management sectors, over the past couple of decades. Based on empirical research from the major agriculturally dynamic states, viz., Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the book provides a nuanced understanding and objective assessment of the implementation and adoption of MIS across these states. It addresses several of the questions related to adoption and impacts of MIS in India. On the adoption side, the key question that the book addresses is which segment of the farming community adopts MIS across states? The impacts analysed include those on physical, agronomic and economic aspects. At the macro level, the question being asked is about the future potential of MIS in terms of saving water from agriculture and making more water available for environment. The book also addresses the question of the positive/negative externalities and real social benefits and costs from the use of MIS, a major justification for heavy capital subsidies for its purchase by farmers. It also brings out certain critical concerns pertaining to MIS adoption, which need to be addressed through more empirical research based on longitudinal panel/ cross sectional data. The book would be of great use to researchers (agricultural water management, irrigation economics), students of water resource engineering, irrigation engineering and water resources management, as well as to policy makers and agricultural water management experts – national and international.

About the authors

P.K. Viswanathan is a PhD in Economics from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He started his academic career in 1994 as a Scientist (Eco.) at the Rubber Research Institute of India. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok during 2005 and later at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand during 2006-07. Since 2007, he has been working as Associate Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India. Areas of his research interests include: economics and management of natural resources; analysis of water institutions and policies; agrarian transformation and rural livelihoods; economics of climate change and conservation of natural resources. He also teaches a course on Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at the Amrita School of Business, Amrita University, Cochin. He also had worked as an International Consultant for Agricultural Census Studies, FAO of the United Nations, Lao PDR, Vientiane. 

M. Dinesh Kumar is a Ph. D in Water Management, and has 25 years of professional experience undertaking research, action research, field implementation, consulting and training in the field of water resources. He is currently the Executive Director of Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy (IRAP) in Hyderabad, India. He has nearly 150 publications to his credit, including five books, three edited volumes, and several papers in international journals. His internationally acclaimed works are on virtual water trade, energy-groundwater nexus, agricultural water productivity, economics of water harvesting and artificial groundwater recharge, and water management in river basins and integrated urban water management. He is associate Editor of Water Policy and Member of the Editorial Board of Int. Journal of Water Resources Development

A. Narayanamoorthy is presently working as Professor and Head, Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu, India.  Earlier, he worked with the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, Maharashtra and also with the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. He specializes in the area of irrigation including micro irrigation and watershed management. He has published six books, three mimeographs and over 100 research papers in well recognised international and national journals. He is a recipient of the prestigious Professor Ramesh Chandra Agrawal Award of excellence awarded for the outstanding contribution in the field of agricultural economics by the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai, has also awarded the coveted NABARD Chair Professor position to him, which is one among the five chairs established at the all India level. He also worked as the members of the policy committees constituted by the Government of India, New Delhi. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kumar, M. Dinesh (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • Water Saving and Yield Enhancing Micro Irrigation Technologies in India: Theory and Practice

    Kumar, M. Dinesh

    Pages 13-36

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  • State of Adoption of Drip Irrigation for Crops Cultivation in Maharashtra

    Narayanamoorthy, A.

    Pages 37-57

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  • Micro-irrigation in Karnataka: Potential and Constraints for Adoption

    Kannan, Elumalai

    Pages 59-69

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  • State of Development and Adoption of Micro Irrigation Systems in Gujarat

    Viswanathan, P. K. (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

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Buy this book

eBook 67,82 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0348-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 79,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0346-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Micro Irrigation Systems in India
Book Subtitle
Emergence, Status and Impacts
Editors
  • P. K. Viswanathan
  • M. Dinesh Kumar
  • A. Narayanamoorthy
Series Title
India Studies in Business and Economics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0348-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0348-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0346-2
Series ISSN
2198-0012
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 178
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 illustrations in colour
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