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India's depleting groundwater: When science meets policy

Grafton, Quentin; Chindarkar, Namrata


A commonly applied policy to India's ongoing depletion of groundwater is feeder separation. Introduced in Gujarat as the Jyotigram Yojana (JGY) scheme, it provides a separate and rationed electricity supply to farmers and an unrationed power supply to non‐agricultural users. JGY is claimed to increase groundwater storage. By using Gujarat district‐level data from 1996 to 2011 and by separately applying difference‐in‐differences and Bayesian regressions, we find that groundwater storage has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1002/app5.269
Access Rights: Open Access


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