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Scattered Holdings: A Problem Of Poor Water Use In Murka Distributary Of Sone Command

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030631

Volume

67

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

341.60 kb

Author(s)

S.K. Tripathi & D.N. Pandey

Abstract

The Sone river originates from the Amarkantak hills in M.P. (India) and flows towards the east, irrigating the agricultural land in the state of Bihar. This also is the site of origin of the Nannada flowing towards the west and the Mahanadi flowing towards the south. The Sone pick up weir was constructed in 1873-74 by Sir C.H. Dickens at Indrapuri for irrigating 0.36 Mha. About 8 km upstream of the weir, the present Sone Barrage was constructed during 1962-65. In 1973 the Sone Command Area Development Authority was set up with the objectives of formulating programmes and schemes for integrated agriculture and rural development, implementation of schemes necessary for the development of the area as well as the promotion of schemes for irrigation, drainage and flood control. The Murk

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