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000029869 041__ $$aEnglish
000029869 100__ $$aMukherji, A.
000029869 245__ $$aThe Political Economy of Metering Agricultural Tube Wells in West Bengal, India
000029869 260__ $$c2014
000029869 300__ $$a1-15
000029869 507__ $$aAditi Mukherji, ICIMOD staff, peerreviewed
000029869 520__ $$aUnmetered electricity supply to agriculture has given rise to a unique and invidious water?energy?food nexus in India. Metering of agricultural consumers has been suggested as a way to break the nexus, but most states have not been able to meter farmers due to their opposition . The only exception is the state of West Bengal. Using primary data from a household survey conducted in 2010 when the metering process was still underway, this paper argues that farmers? support for metering in West Bengal can be explained in terms of the economics of groundwater use and politics surrounding agriculture and groundwater in the state.
000029869 653__ $$aIndia West Bengal
000029869 653__ $$aGroundwater
000029869 653__ $$aElectricity
000029869 653__ $$aAgriculture
000029869 653__ $$aPolitics
000029869 653__ $$aMetering
000029869 700__ $$aDas, A.
000029869 773__ $$pWater International
000029869 773__ $$a10.1080/02508060.2014.955408
000029869 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2014.955408$$yExternal link
000029869 980__ $$aARTICLE