ON THE VALUE OF WATER, AND ITS STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHERN INDIA.
- Author: G GORDON
- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 33, Issue 1872, 01 January 1872 , pages 376 –400
376 THE VALUE OP WATER. January 50, 1872. JOSEPH CUBITT, Vice-President,, in the Chair. No. 1,318.-" On the Value of Water, and its Storage and Distribution in Southern India."' By GEORGE GORDON, Inst. C.E. M. I r is not intended in this Paper to discuss the value of water in its widest sense, or toconsider theindirect benefits which would follow thecontrolandabundantdistribution of the enormous wealth of water now,for the most part, rolled into the seabenefits among which to are be reckoned, the prevention of famines and of scarcity in the districts concerned, as well as the permanent improvement of agriculture, and the numberless social and political advantages resulting from enhanced prosperity and increase of population? The object of this communication is ratherto afford, from well-authenticated data, some means of estimating the more direct profits of works of irrigation arhich have been, or could be, undertaken as commercial speculations i n the present day...