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Aligarh Muslim University (1998)

Socio_economic and ecological impact of Indira Gandhi canal in western Rajasthan

Ansari, Ajaz Hussain

Titre : Socio_economic and ecological impact of Indira Gandhi canal in western Rajasthan

Auteur : Ansari, Ajaz Hussain

Université de soutenance : Aligarh Muslim University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography 1998

Résumé partiel
The Indira Gandhi Canal Project is not merely an irrigation project, it is anti - desertification, a rehabilitation and desert-reclamation project. It has been constructed in the western part of the state of Rajasthan to cover an area of 29,820 sq. km. of the districts of Ganganagar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Barmer. One of the aims to construct the project was to de-desertify and transform the desert wastelands into an agriculturally productive area. The other objectives to construct the project include drought proofing, providing drinking water, improvement of environment, massive afforetation, employment opportunities, rehabilitation, developments, increasing agricultural production and animal husbandry. The Indira Gandhi Canal on final completion will benefit to an area of 1.8 million hectares or about 31 per cent of its ultimate irrigation potentials from surface waters in that part of the state of Rajasthan. The desertic conditions in that western region of the state are ever prone to aggravate due to over grazing over scarse vegetative cover and hence the incidences of drought and famines remain alarming. There is needed to restore the eco-system for the survival of human and animal populations. The western districts of the Thar desert have substantial potentials to sustain an ever increasing population. Availability of water will rejuvinate the eco-system, to improve living conditions and leading to an overall development of the region. The work on project was taken up in two different stages for the sake of management, mobilisation of resources and achievement of early benefits.

Mots clés : Socio-Economic, Ecological, Impact, Canal

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