Managing Energy-irrigation Nexus in India

The supply of unmetered power to farmers has led to excessive usage and consequently, declining water levels. This paper examines the solutions being implemented by state governments to address the inefficient use of energy and irrigation. It concludes that 'textbook solutions' are not feasible in the current social setting, and recommends negotiable and politically acceptable solutions. This data-rich paper also presents statistics on current groundwater and energy use.

MUKHERJI, A. SHAH, T. GIORDANO, M. (2012): Managing Energy-irrigation Nexus in India. A typology of State interventions. (= Water Policy Research Highlight , 36 ). Gujarat, India: IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program URL [Accessed: 15.01.2013]