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Title: Democratic decentralisation and participatory natural resources management: a study of Amangal Mandal in Mahabubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh
Researcher: Srinivas, S
Guide(s): Jairath, Vinod K
Keywords: Natural Resources Management
Telangana struggle of 1969
Panchayat Raj
Joint Forest Management
Watershed management
Upload Date: 16-Aug-2012
University: University of Hyderabad
Completed Date: December 2009
Abstract: One of the most popular state reforms that have opened ?spaces? for a wider and deeper participation of citizens at the local level has been the decentralisation process. Democratic Decentralisation is the transfer of resources and power to lower level authorities which are largely or wholly independent of higher levels of government and which are democratic. In India, certain cases of Democratic decentralisation have achieved both greater participation of marginal groups and social justice like in the left ruled states of West Bengal and Kerala. In both cases, decentralisation has been credited with ensuring the participation of subordinate groups ? such as women, landless groups, sharecroppers and small peasants ? and being directly linked to the pursuit of redistributive policies that have had pro-poor outcomes. Decentralised natural resources management has assumed importance as a development strategy, because of the claims that it can contribute towards sustainable livelihoods. Almost all the developing countries have initiated the process of decentralisation and India is one such country that was involved in this process for a long time. The introduction of development programmes with people?s participation as the core theme is an indication of the progress of this process. Particularly, in the programmes like Watershed Management, Water Users Associations, and Joint Forest Management this becomes evident. Generally, the discussions on local self-governance or democratic decentralization and participatory natural resource management do not intersect and take place in somewhat independent domains. Baumann (1998; 2000) had also emphasized the need to bring the two domains together. It is argued that it is essential to discuss democratic decentralization and participatory natural resource management together because one cannot be understood or newlineachieved without the understanding or achievement of the other...
Pagination: 215p.
Appears in Departments:School of Social Sciences

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