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Community Natural Resource Management and Poverty in India

Community Natural Resource Management and Poverty in India
The Evidence from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

First Edition
  • Shashidharan Enarth - Senior Advisor, Institute of Livelihood Research and Training, Hyderabad
  • Jharna Pathak - Assistant Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad
  • Amita Shah - Former Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad
  • Madhu Verma - Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
  • John R. Wood - Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

July 2016 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A comparative analysis of two contrasting strategies in the implementation of Community Natural Resource Management (CNRM) programmes in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

This book examines whether the introduction of CNRM schemes in rural India made an impact on poverty alleviation. These programmes were implemented in various phases and manners in different states over the last two decades and their comparative performance as well as successes and failures are analysed.  Inspired by the Millennial Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000, the book focuses on participatory irrigation management, watershed development, joint forest management, and inland fishing cooperatives.

This book is indispensable to scholars of development studies, environmental studies, community resource management, and sociology. 

CNRM in India: The Problem and the Context John R Wood
Comparative CNRM: From Concepts to Field Research John R Wood, Shashidharan Enarth and Amita Shah
Participatory Irrigation Management in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh: When and How Can It Benefit the Poor? Shashidharan Enarth
Resource Management and Poverty in Gujarat’s and Madhya Pradesh’s Inland Fisheries: Hopeful Opportunities and Hard Realities Jharna Pathak
Participatory Watershed Development Projects in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh: Do They Impact Poverty? Amita Shah
Poverty Reduction and the Community Management of Forests: The Experience of Joint Forest Management Institutions Madhu Verma
Conclusion: Comparing CNRM Institutions and Their Impact on Poverty in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh John R Wood
CNRM and Poverty in India: The Way Forward John R Wood
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