Are Embankments a Good Flood-Â-Control Strategy? A Case Study of the Kosi River
AbstractThis paper makes a first pass at evaluating embankments. Using two years or more of data from 504 households in 28 villages in the floodplain of the Kosi river in north Bihar, a comparison of the agricultural output, wage incomes, unemployment, and other indicators of well-being between villages subject to flooding from rivers and villages not subject to such flooding are made. [BREAD Working Paper No. 352]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/352(0).pdf].
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Embankments; flood protection; additional crop; Kosi; Himalayan rivers; floods; flood-Â-control strategy; Nepal; Bihar; river beds; floods; hamlet; Gangetic plain; Brahmaputra river;
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