Results and Discussion: Part B
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This chapter shares the same perspectives that drove the analysis in Chap. 5. However, while Chap. 5 took tubewell farming as a dependent variable being hampered by aquifer (independent variable) limitations, this chapter has undertaken the problem from the aspect of the aquifer potential being a dependent variable deteriorated by the progress of tubewell farming (independent variable). The conclusions drawn by both Chaps. 5 and 6 are in support of our hypothesis that though tubewell farming and the local aquifer are partners in serving society, unfortunately, they do not ensure sustainable existence of each other under the present traditions of action. To reduce the limitations of primary data obtained from the farmers on a long time-series basis through their unrecorded memories, three sets of cross-checking data were used in this study. While in Chap. 5, the land-use data collected through farmers was validated by satellite data, in this chapter the groundwater data is validated by educated views of agriculture- and irrigation-related expert officials, as well as by instrumental physico-chemical analyses of the groundwater.