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Energy Infrastructure: Priorities, Constraints, and Strategies in India

By: Asian Development Bank

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024743

ISBN: 0195692101

Condition: New


To sustain India’s growth graph in the medium and long-run requires commensurate increase in the supply of alternative forms of energy—electricity, nuclear, coal, oil, gas, as well as other fuels. Therefore, issues pertaining to energy security will continue to remain critical in India’s journey to attain development, prosperity, and equity. The term energy security essentially implies that (i) energy systems should be geared to meet the demand of households—both urban and rural—and commercial users at all times; (ii) availability of all forms of energy required for the smooth func... View more info

Irrigation Management Transfer: Strategies and Best Practices

By: Asian Development Bank

Price: $16.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028838

ISBN: 8178298171

Condition: New


Over the years, various factors like increased competition for water, fiscal constraints faced by the government in continued subsidies for irrigation management, the demonstrated improvement in water use equity and efficiency when managed by the users, have led to the devolution of irrigation management to users. Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT), that is, the relocation of responsibility and authority for irrigation management from government agencies to the users, such as water users’ associations, has been adopted in more than 25 countries across the world. However, its implementation... View more info