This paper studies the state of agriculture and irrigation in Telangana, especially from the point of view of agricultural growth corresponding to growth in irrigation. There has been growth in irrigation levels in Telangana, during the past three decades, although the perception that the region suffers from insufficiency of irrigation resources may still be valid. Most of this growth however has come from expansion of well irrigation using private capital, which has adverse implications for groundwater levels and is also contributing to the immiserisation of small and marginal peasants. read more

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