IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Scope and Significance Study Material (Page 3 of 24)

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Multipurpose Projects in India

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Water resource projects, which can serve more than one purpose like generate power, provide drinking water, provide water for irrigation, control floods, enable navigation etc. , are known as multipurpose projects.

Major multipurpose projects of India

Tablutation of: Project, River, State, Characteristics and Purpose
ProjectRiverStateCharacteristics and Purpose
Bhakra Nangal ProjectSutlejPunjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan
  • Bhakra Dam is highest gravity dam in the World
  • Govind Sagar Lake (Himachal Pradesh) is the reservoir
  • Irrigation, HEP
Thein Dam ProjectRaviPunjabIrrigation, HEP
Dulhasti ProjectChenabJ and KIrrigation
Salal ProjectChenabJ and KIrrigation
Beas ProjectBeasPunjab, Haryana, and RajasthanHEP

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Institutional Factors (Land Holdings, Land Tenure, and Land Reforms) : Land Holdings, Land Tenure

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Social institutions are organizational systems that satisfy basic social needs by providing an ordered framework, connecting individuals to larger culture. Some institutional factors that affect agriculture are:

Land Holdings

Land is major element of life and is highly valued as it provides source of food, place to live, wood, place to work etc. In 1793, Lord Cornwallis introduced Permanent Land Settlement for Bengal, Bihar, and Odisha, whereby British ap…

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