India’s Grand 'River Linkage' Project: Agricultural Salvation or Folly?

Indian children wade through a submerged area after a rain shower in Allahabad, India on June 9, 2013 Photograph by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty Images

As India’s population grows—and its people become more prosperous—so too does its demand for food expand. In meet rising food needs, the Indian government wants to increase the amount of arable land by expanding irrigation and controlling flood damage during the annual monsoon season.

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