Ep. 696: How India’s Canals Shape its Cities

According to a recent study, towns situated close to canals in India witnessed faster urbanisation and demand for education but not industrialisation. And agriculture still remains the biggest employer in the rural areas near these canals. In this episode, Apurva Kumar and Sarthak Pradhan, discuss the strange ways in which canals have shaped India.

Sources referred in this episode:

  1. The Long-run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India
  2. Canals Created New Towns But Few Non-Farm Jobs: Study