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Rural Poverty - Irrigation Nexus in Tamil Nadu

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  • S Gurunathan

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While analysing the independent relationship between groundwater irrigation and the rural poverty, the results of the study had shown that there is a significant inverse relationship between the incidence of rural poverty and groundwater irrigated area. In most states where today the incidence of poverty is high, irrigation is on the low side, with significant potentiality for its extension. Therefore the development of irrigation not only increases the production and productivity of agricultural commodities but also helps to reduce the level of poverty. A long-term policy should be formulated to utilize the untapped irrigation potential of the state.

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  • S Gurunathan, 2008. "Rural Poverty - Irrigation Nexus in Tamil Nadu," Journal of Global Economy, Research Centre for Social Sciences,Mumbai, India, vol. 4(1), pages 76-82, March.
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    Keywords

    Indian Economy; Rural economy; Poverty; Microfinance; irrigation;

    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship

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