, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 291–309 | Cite as

Planning for the Subernarekha river system in eastern India

  • Basawan Sinha
  • Ramesh Bhatia
  • Supriya Lahiri


The study describes the systems studies carried out to plan a river basin in order to determine the nature and size of water storage facilities and releases for irrigation and industrial uses, and the associated cropping pattern. The model has been formulated in the framework of a linear programming model for a specific target year. This model is developed in the context of planning the Subernarekha river basin. The results are discussed and these provide information and insight suggesting the need for more disaggregated analysis of interaction between irrigation and related agroeconomic parameters.


River basin planning lp model storages Subernarekha river system agroeconomic parameters 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Basawan Sinha
    • 1
  • Ramesh Bhatia
    • 2
  • Supriya Lahiri
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Flood ForecastingCentral Water Commission, “Kamata Sadan”PatnaIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Economic GrowthUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  3. 3.MIT Energy LaboratoryMITCambridgeUSA

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