An Impact of Irrigation Project on Agriculture Land Holding: A Comparative Study of Tulasi Dam of Kolhapur-Maharashtra

D.H. Pawar, V. S. Pawar-Patil


Dams are the vital source to cater basic needs of water in the region. Water is essential for drinking purpose, irrigation for agriculture land, industry and many more. Dams are therefore, remain sole source of water. The present paper attempt to reveal the comparative assessment of the impact of irrigation development-that has taken place after the construction of dam on river Tulshi-on land holding. Investigation is based on intensive fieldwork of three sample villages in which the significant aspects like distribution of agriculture land, cultivated land, irrigated land and waste land are methodically analyzed and classified with the pre and post project proportion of land holding with individual village and sum of them. The analytical figures prevail that there is significant increment in irrigated and cultivated land in lieu of waste land.

Keywords: Dam, water, irrigation, landholding, irrigated, cultivated and waste land.

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