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06 August, 2012
Water Resource Management: Riparian Conflicts, Feudal Chiefs and Hyderabad State (1901-1956)
Water Resource Management: Riparian
Conflicts, Feudal Chiefs and Hyderabad State (1901-1956)
By- Y. Vaikuntham
Hyderabad state, before the Independence
of India, covering an area of 82,698 sq. miles, with 16 districts was an
extensive plateau with an average elevation of about 1,250 feet above sea
level. It was divided between two equally great trappean regions, corresponding
to the geological and ethnological aspects of the state, which divided the
region, viz., the Godavari and Manjira, separating as they do the Maratha race
from the Telugu and Kanarese people of the south, the region of trappean rocks
of the north and west from the granite and limestone region of the south and
east; and the land of wheat and cotton from the land of rice and tanks.
Natural resources like water, forests
and minerals were in plenty. The local communities and the administration of
the Nizam played a significant role in the use of these resources to strengthen
ecological and social conditions. Though water is a renewable resource, the
demands of a growing population and the increasing needs of agriculture,
industry and urban society requires a scientific and organized management of
The very timely and critical study looks
at the management of the vast water resources under the Nizam in the first half
of the twentieth century and draws lessons from it that present-day policy
makers can ill ignore. This volume is invaluable for scholars working on modern
history, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, colonial history, water resources,
environment and ecology.
Yallampalli Vaikuntham is a former Professor of History and a former Vice-Chancellor of
Kakatiya University, Warangal. He served as a Member of the Committee of
Eminent Persons on Sethu Samudram Ship Channel Project appointed by the
President of India.
286p. Rs.745/ Pounds 45