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Impact of Kosi Embankment: A Study of Two Villages in North Bihar

N K Jaiswal and U K Vyas
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 4, No. 47 (November 22, 1969), pp. 1821-1822
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40738115
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

The Kosi project has two major objectives : construction of embankments on the east and west banks of the river to check floods and, second, to make possible use of excess waters for irrigation. The immediate impact of the project has been the protection of 6 lakh acres in Darbhanga and Saharsa districts against floods. This has led to tremendous changes in the economy of the erstwhile flood affected villages. This study analyses changes in economic conditions in two villages in Darbhanga district since the construction of the embankment.

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