Author: Vijepal Singh Mann
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8177643762
This book deals with various political agreements, from time to time, which have been forced upon Punjab by the Central Government, with devastating effect. The author’s concept of water money is a first in the field. He has brilliantly connected the requirement of water with the socio-economic fabric of today’s Punjab.
The economic effect of the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) has also been discussed, along with possible solutions to some the problems that require immediate attention. The book is well researched, precise and focused.
Appendices include extracts from the Indus Waters Treaty 1960 and various Government documents that place the problem of the sharing of rive water in the region in its proper perspective.
PART-I: ECONOMICS OF WATER
Land Holding and Earning
PART-II: THE POLITICAL AGREEMENTS
Tentative Agreement of 29th January 1955
Bhakra Agreement of 1959
The word Surplus and Mean annual flow
Haryana and After, upto 31 December, 1981
The Punjab settlement 24 July 1985
Ravi & Beas Waters Tribunal, 1986 (Justice Eradi Tribunal)
To September 2002
PART-III: OF WATER AND PROSPERITY
Development of Post Partition Irrigation and Related Infrastructure
Effect of Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal
Of Waters-Sweet and Sour
Appendix 1-Appendix 12