ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 2, ISSUE : 3, July-September, 2014 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE KANDI AREA OF PUNJAB: DESCRIPTION OF STATE POLICIES
Rajni Bala
 
ABSTRACT
Punjab has 10% of the total geographical area of Shivalik foothills known as Kandi area. Out of it, only 20% area is under cultivation for irrigation purpose and this area is one of the most backward areas of the state. Most of the population of this area depends on agriculture. Here, water plays an important role in boosting the agricultural economy. Punjab state government and central government have put various efforts for the economic and social upliftment of this area in the last decades. This paper will concentrate upon various water issues and water policies and strategies adopted by the governments to sustain this area’s economy. This paper will also explore the role of local community in this management.
 
KEYWORD
Canal, Check Dams ,Community, Kandi Area, Kandi Watershed and Area Development Project (KWADP), micro-lift irrigation, Public Tubewells, Small Dams, water harvesting, Watershed Management, Water Projects.
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