Irrigation Development and Agrarian Change
This book examines irrigation development and agrarian change in the lower Indus River Basin over the past 150 years. It argues that State-initiated improvements in irrigated agriculture in Sindh have served to strengthen rather than weaken feudal production relations. It demonstrates, using historical and field data, that although large-scale irrigation schemes have increased the area of irrigated land and improved agricultural production, most farmers have seen only small improvements in income and remain socially and politically marginalized.
Publication Date: 1/1/2003
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