Kaleshwaram benefits beyond agriculture

The IWMI’s works reveal that appraisal of irrigation projects are based on only a few direct benefits. In the cost-benefit analysis, many indirect social and environmental benefits are largely ignored.

According to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, the opinion is not right. For, irrigation projects will create many socio-economic and environmental benefits, which should be taken into account in the appraisal of these projects, and not the just irrigation in the command area.


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