This volume contains four principal parts and incorporates the series of advance irrigation bulletins issued for 19 States.
The data in Part 2 show number of farms, area, investment in irrigation enterprises, and irrigation works; areas irrigated; tenure of farm operators and value of farms irrigated; and cost of maintenance and operation of irrigation works. The appendix shows the two schedules used in the canvass of irrigation enterprises.
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