PUBLISHEDJune 25 2015
Direct Delivery of Power Subsidy to Agriculture in India
While electric-powered groundwater irrigation is quite prevalent in the world, a specific confluence of historical, policy and political factors has trapped many Indian states in a vicious spiral of declining groundwater levels, stagnant or declining agricultural productivity, deteriorating power service delivery, and bankrupt
electricity utilities.
This report is a significant contribution to the global debate on the vital links between water, energy and food and a step forward for anyone seeking new approaches to address and overcome this intractable problem facing the state governments, farmers and power utilities in India for decades.



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