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Irrigation system in coastal Karnataka AD. 1336-1800

Title:Irrigation system in coastal Karnataka AD. 1336-1800
Author:Vasanta Madhava K.G
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 6, 1991
Abstract:The prominence of different irrigation devices namely tank, well, rivulet,reservoir, canal are noticed in the epigraphs, folk-songs,and foreign travellers acounts namely Della Valle, Peter mundy, and Buchanan.The study reveals the following points- the geographical features, the river structure, and the monsoon determining the the irrigational system in coastal Karnataka.2. Irrigational works done by private people,but enjoyed by the community 3.Rules for the proper distribution of waters to different cultivators were prevalent as known from Uppunda copper plate dated saka 1479.4. Different types of irrigation became popular in coastal region from the seventeeth century.

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