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Irrigation in India

Irrigation in India

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India is the seventh biggest country in the world and has the second biggest population - over 1.2bn people. It’s one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

With the bulk of its rainfall in the monsoon season - between June and October - India has had to develop irrigation systems to provide reliable sources of water all year round.

"Water management in India has always been an important challenge for engineers" says assistant engineer, Christopher Ackland, as he talks us through the development of India's irrigation systems over the years.

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