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Asian Journal of Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1109) Last page : ( 1116)
Print ISSN : 0976-495X. Online ISSN : 2321-5763.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5763.2018.00177.4

The Impact of Irrigation on Poverty with Special Reference to-Asian Countries

Dr. Bullappa Haralu1,*, Shivkumar Katera2

1Assistant Professor of Economics, GVPP. Govt. First Grade College, Hagaribommanahhali-583212, Ballari-Karnataka

2Research Scholar Dept.of Studies and Research in Economics, Vijayanagara Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Ballari-583105. cell-8861613332. shivakumarkatera@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author E-mail: bullappa100@gmail.com

Online published on 30 January, 2019.


The impact of irrigation on poverty is a complex issue. While there is effective study evidence that irrigation development has, in some cases, a substantial effect on poverty reduction, this becomes increasingly clear that such impact is determined by the type of irrigated agriculture. The schemes and size, the type of operation and maintenance, the method of water allocation, and more. can all these roles an important role in deciding the eventual impact on beneficiaries. So far, there exists no comparative analysis of the performance of irrigated agriculture with respect to poverty, yet interest of donors in poverty alleviation is increasing and governments need to take more strategic decisions for future year investments in irrigation. This study promoted to help and understand the linkages between irrigation development and poverty reduction, with a view to propose recommendations on how to increase the impact of irrigation development projects on poverty alleviation. Through a review of irrigation project, it aims to provide a framework for analyzing the impacts of irrigation on poverty and to review some effect of these impacts. It is hoped that its findings and recommendations can help to structure future investment strategies in the field rural irrigation and all of irrigation projects.



DTW, Deep Tube-well, EEW, Economic efficiency of water, ERR, Economic rate of return, HYV, High yielding variety, IRR, Internal rate of return, LIS, Lift irrigation system, PPP, Purchasing power parity, RPF, Resources poor farmer, WUA, Water User Association, WUE, Water Use efficiency.


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