India’s food production is highly dependent on the use of fossil fuels to access groundwater, yet the country faces groundwater deple-tion and bankruptcy in the power sector. The book investigates this food-water-energy nexus, focusing on the regional disparities within India and on the historical path dependency of each region to clarify the complex realities of today.
Koichi Fujita and Tsukasa Mizushima
Part I Land, Water, and Population in the Past and Future
2. Land Development and Demographic Change in Tamil Nadu from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century
3. From Sharing Risks to Taking Risks: System of Entitlements and its Fragmentation in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Orissa
4. Bengal Agrarian Society during late Colonial Rule: The Development of the Sundarbans
5. Sustaining Tank Irrigation in South India through Time-Tested Measures
Palanisami, Kuppanan and T. Mohanasundari
6. Ahar: A Traditional Irrigation System in Southern Bihar
Part II Regional Path Dependencies and Policy Orientations for Sustainability
7. Overview of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in India and South Asia
Koichi Fujita and Atsushi Fukumi
8. Challenges of Growth and Sustainability: Agriculture in Indian Punjab
Kamal Vatta and Parisha Budhiraja
9. Nitrogen Cycle and Fertilizer Subsidy in India
10. Sustainability of Groundwater-Irrigated Agriculture in India: Case Studies of Punjab and Tamil Nadu
11. Farm Power Policies and Groundwater Markets: Contrasting Gujarat with West Bengal (1990–2015)
Tushaar Shah and Sujata Das Chowdhury
Koichi Fujita is Professor of Economics at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University, Japan.
Tsukasa Mizushima is Professor Emeritus at The University of Tokyo, Japan.