Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 8, Pages: 932-936
Department of Economics, A.M. Jain College, Chennai-600 114, India
This paper deals with the benefits of irrigation water pricing in general. Moreover it is intended to analyse the scope of surface water irrigation, especially tank water irrigation in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, by fixing an appropriate price which will help conservation as well as optimum use of the scarce resource. The differences in water rates in different states are also dealt with.
Keywords: Water pricing, irrigation, tank, surface water, farmer, India, Tamil Nadu, agriculture
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