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Watershed Development and Livelihoods

People’s Action in India

By S.K. Das

Routledge India – 2008 – 208 pages

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    978-0-415-44904-5
    March 27th 2008

Description

This book analyses the empowerment process of the Bhil as a result of the implementation of the watershed project in Jhabua. This visionary project, planned and implemented by the Bhil community, has put in place an integrated strategy that has given them control over their livelihood.

It is examined against the backdrop of a framework that links three important aspects-biophysical (resource management and ecological balance), socio-economic (productivity, agricultural growth and livelihood support) and institutional (sustainable resource use, equity and benefit-cost sharing); and their complex interactions.

Contents

Introduction Part – I: Disempowerment 1. A Historical Profile 2. A Sociological Perspective 3. Environment Part-II: Empowerment 4. Empowerment – A Conceptual Framework 5. The Watershed Project 6. Action Plans 7. Civil Society Intermediaries 8. People’s Perceptions 9. Performance of the Project 10. Assessing the Performance Part- III 11. Conclusions. Bibliography. Index

Name: Watershed Development and Livelihoods: People’s Action in India (Hardback)Routledge India 
Description: By S.K. Das. This book analyses the empowerment process of the Bhil as a result of the implementation of the watershed project in Jhabua. This visionary project, planned and implemented by the Bhil community, has put in place an integrated strategy that has given...
Categories: Sociology of Work & Industry, South Asia - Regional Development, Economics and Development, Environment & the Developing World, India (studies of)