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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2013
    India, Southern Asia

    More than 1 million hectares of urban land in India could be irrigated for crops if wastewater was made safe for use. Lack of systematic data collection by municipalities makes it difficult to accurately assess the wastewater generation or estimate the total amount of urban area under wastewater irrigation, so the potential of urban and peri-urban farming could be even greater.

  2. Library Resource
    March, 2013
    India

    This report presents the key message,
    lessons, and insights from agrifin's first knowledge
    exchange event, held in Hyderabad, India, March 7-12, 2011.
    Agrifin is a special initiative aimed at building capacity
    in agriculture finance for commercially-oriented
    smallholders and small and medium enterprise (SME)
    agribusiness market segments. The initiative, managed by the
    World Bank, through generous support from the bill and

  3. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    India

    This note summarizes the key findings of
    the attached consultant report. India is still primarily a
    rural, agrarian economy in which land use and land rights
    are an emotional issue. Prior to 1990 the presumption was
    that only residual land (non agricultural) would be made
    available for industrial use and because the state was the
    principal industrial investor the state would acquire any
    land needed. After 1990 the expectation was that private

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2013
    India

    In India, land continues to be of
    enormous economic, social, and symbolic relevance. The way
    in which land can be accessed and its ownership documented
    is at the core of the livelihood of the large majority of
    the poor, especially in rural and tribal areas and
    determines the extent to which increasingly scarce natural
    resources are managed. Land policies and administration are
    critical determinants of the transaction cost associated

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