Accelerated programmes - What can the water sector learn from the power sector? – An article in EPW by Tushaar ShahPosted on 16 Jun, 2011 09:11 PM
The Government of India’s 15-year old AIBP has come under much-deserved criticism for all-round non-performance. It was introduced to support states in "last mile" public irrigation projects, that is, projects which are nearly completed but whose full benefits can start flowing only after small, incremental investments are made. Yet, the AIBP has been used mostly for funding new projects.