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Emerging Water Insecurity in India

Lessons from an Agriculturally Advanced State

Author(s): Ranjit Singh Ghuman, Rajeev Sharma

Book Description

This book investigates water development in India with a special focus on its most agriculturally advanced state, Punjab, as well as the global water scenario on a more general level. It explores and highlights the use and abuse of water, especially sub-soil water, in the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors. It also reveals the classic case of the virtual exportation of underground water from Punjab to the rest of India. In addition to analysing the fast depleting water table and emerging water insecurity, the study critically examines water governance and policy intervention. The book provides a number of important lessons for all those regions and countries that are encountering the twin issues of food and water scarcity and are grappling with the problem of sustainable development. This insightful text will be of much interest to students and researchers in the water sector and the field of sustainable development, as well as farmers, social scientists, policy makers, agricultural experts, environmentalists, and all those concerned with emerging water insecurity in the world.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1144-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1144-8
Date of Publication: 01/08/2018
Pages / Size: 324 / A5
Price: £64.99
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Biography

Dr Ranjit Singh Ghuman is currently Professor of Economics at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, India, having previously served as Nehru SAIL Chair Professor at the same institution for five years. Prior to this, he was Professor of Economics at Punjabi University, Patiala, India. In addition to his 44 years of teaching and research experience, he has 13 books, 114 research journal articles and book chapters, and 37 research projects/reports to his credit. His current areas of interest are development economics, water issues, corporate social responsibility and rural economic development.

Dr Rajeev Sharma is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, India. He has two books, 13 research papers and twenty research reports to his credit. His areas of research interest include agricultural development, climate change, sustainable development, rural livelihood and corporate social responsibility.