Indian Journal of Economics and Development: Forthcoming Issue

Socio-Economic Impact of Tarakpur Check Dam in Khambhat Area of Gujarat#

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S.S. Kalamkar , H.P. Trivedi , S.R. Bhaiya and D.J. Chauhan *

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 13, Issue : 2
First page : ( 229) Last page : ( 242)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2017.00174.3

Socio-Economic Impact of Tarakpur Check Dam in Khambhat Area of Gujarat#

Kalamkar S.S.1, Trivedi H.P.2, Bhaiya S.R.1, Chauhan D.J.2,*

1Agro-Economic Research Centre, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

2PG Deptartment of Economics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar

*Corresponding author’s email: dearshri@gmail.com

#This is abridged version of research project carried out for Petlad Irrigation Department, Government of Gujarat, Anand

JEL Codes: O12, O13, Q12, Q25

Online published on 20 June, 2017.

Abstract

The study was undertaken to evaluate the change in socio-economic status of people in selected five villages before and after the construction of check dam. The primary data collected from 200 sample households indicate a strong support to the benefits perceived from construction of check dam. The significant impact of availability of check dam water could be easily seen on livelihood of beneficiary households through positive changes in land and livestock holdings, increase in crop yield and level of income, reduction in migration patter, etc. Though there are some negative effects which can be easily offset by the benefits of check dam.

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