Tank irrigation in Karnataka
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Tank irrigation in Karnataka a historical survey by Giri S. Dikshit

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Published by Gandhi Sahitya Sangha in Bangalore .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Karnataka


  • Irrigation engineering -- India -- Karnataka -- History.,
  • Irrigation canals and flumes -- India -- Karnataka -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-318) and index.

StatementG.S. Dikshit, G.R. Kuppuswamy, S.K. Mohan.
ContributionsKuppuswamy, G. R., Mohan, S. K.
LC ClassificationsTC904.K3 D55 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1062221M
ISBN 108186010009
LC Control Number93907741

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Get this from a library! Social designs: tank irrigation technology and agrarian transformation in Karnataka, South India. [Esha Shah] -- Tank Irrigation of South India is largely considered “traditional”, “alternative”, or “appropriate” form of irrigation in the current academic and policy circles. Policy reforms have been underway. Tank irrigation in Karnataka, authored by GS Dikshit, GR Kuppuswamy, SK Mohan, and first published in , provides a historical overview of this ancient method of water management. The book covers entire eras from the ancient to the current period. Scientific book (author) Publication year: Keyword(s) irrigatie - landbouwhervorming - karnataka - india - irrigation - agrarian reform - karnataka - india: Categories: Irrigation: Abstract: Tank Irrigation of South India is largely considered “traditional”, “alternative”, or “appropriate” form of irrigation Cited by: nataka are dotted with thousands of tanks (irrigation reservoirs), and so is the landscape of memory - marked by stories, songs, and legends about the pre-modern past of tanks. While researching the contemporary transforma-.

Tanks comprise an important source of irrigation in the Karnataka Plateau, eastern Madhya Pradesh, eastern Maharashtra, interior Orissa and Kerala. Outside the Peninsular plateau, West Bengal, Bihar, Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat have tank irrigation (Fig. ). In this book, ’Forfeited Treasure’, the author S.T. Somashekhar Reddy delves on the condition, status and measures for thr rehabilitation of irrigation tanks in Karnataka. Status of irrigation tanks in Karnataka In , there was one tank every 15 square miles in the then state of Karnataka. There were more t tanks scattered over erstwhile Mysore state. But in Bombay Karnataka and Hyderabad Karnataka areas, the number of such minor irrigation works are meager. Virija Anicut Project in Cauvery Sub-Basin(16th Century). enough exercise. This book contains one hundred essential problems related to irrigation engineering with a small volume. Undoubtedly, many problems can be added to the book but the author tried to mention only more important problems and to prevent increasing volume of the book due to help to feature of portability of the book.

Extensive social anthropological research on tank irrigation technology and agrarian practices in Karnataka enriches this book. Shah has also drawn upon rich empirical material on the social and agrarian context of tank irrigation technology.   From keres in Central Karnataka and cheruvus in Andhra Pradesh to dongs in Assam, tanks are among the most common traditional irrigation systems in our country. These ecologically safe traditional systems are viable and cost-effective alternatives to . Plate 1. Karnataka map with the location of the projects (top-right). Bennithora irrigation project Project Description Bennithora Irrigation Project is located near Herur(K) in Chittapur Taluk of Gulbarga District in Karnataka State across Bennithora river a tributary . In this study, area behind the upstream side of the Muchkandi minor irrigation tank near bagalkot, Karnataka is taken as a study area. In this study a new minor irrigation reservoir was proposed.