Gender Justice | Water | VOL. 9, ISSUE 55, July-August 2009 |

Women’s Livelihood and Water

In the first two or three decades after Independence, the thinking that dominated the irrigation sector in India was largely that of making water available for increasing agricultural production to overcome food shortages. This led to massive investments in large dams, storage structures and canal networks. The post -1970s period saw a spurt in groundwater resource development. The overriding concern in the water sector today is to ensure adequate, assured and accessible and supplies of potable water for livelihood security,...

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