160 years of Irrigation and Drainage – The Saga of GDS &KDS

1.0 Abstract

During the middle period of 19 th century, the then British Government was in a spree of consolidating its hold on the Indian Sub-continent by wresting power from Mughals and also from adjoining smaller provinces. A key challenge faced during the annexation campaign was severe famine during the years 1831-33, in which it is said that a third of the population has perished in Krishna and Godavari Delta regions.

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