Sources of Irrigation: A Theoretical Framework

  • Suman Lata
Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)


This chapter is a conceptual framework which focuses on the development of irrigation in India during different periods of time-pre-historic, medieval and during plan periods in which construction and development of various sources of irrigation were made to make agriculture productive and sustainable. The second section of this chapter deals with the review of the literature on the previous works made on aspects of irrigation development and water management in agriculture.


Irrigation by groundwater sources Irrigation by surface water sources Irrigation development in India Irrigation development in India during five year plans Irrigation development in Uttar Pradesh Water management 


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  • Suman Lata
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyRamdayalu Singh College, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar UniversityMuzaffarpurIndia

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