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Environmental Issues in India by Mahesh Rangarajan

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Chapter 14

 

* Reprinted from N.S. Jodha, ‘Common Property Resources and Rural Poor in Dry Regions of India’, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXI, No. 27, 5 July 1986.

1. Ground-water is also often regarded as a CPR, although it may not (unlike other CPRs considered by us) belong to any identifiable community.

2. The neglect of CPRs in the process of rural development has been so great that even when some programmes are directed to these resources, they are adopted more as physical measures and have little concern for their CPR context. For instance, efforts in terms of research and development activities relating to forests and grasslands or measures to harness runoff and ground water, are seldom adopted in the framework of CPRs. Even in ...

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