Deterioration of the informal tank institution in Tamil Nadu: caste-based rural society and rapid economic development in India

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JEGADEESAN, Muniandi ; FUJITA, Koichi (2011)
  • Publisher: 京都大学東南アジア研究所
  • Journal: 東南アジア研究, volume 49, issue 1, pages 93-123 (issn: 0563-8682)
  • Subject: informal tank institution | Neerkatti | caste /economic development | Tamil Nadu

The informal tank institution seems to have functioned relatively well in Tamil Nadu, India, at least until the early 1970s. The institution had been supported by three layers of irrigation functionaries at village level. Especially important was the role of the lower i... View more
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