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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India, Asia

    This article examines the processes of change in a large lagoon system, and its implications for how commons can be managed as commons in the long run. We use two related concepts in our analysis of change: commonisation and decommonisation; commonisation is understood as a process through which a resource gets converted into a jointly used resource under commons institutions that deal with excludability and subtractability, and decommonisation refers to a process through which a jointly used resource under commons institutions loses these essential characteristics.

  2. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2011
    India, Colombia, South America, South-Eastern Asia

    Climate change is increasingly being recognised as a global crisis, but responses to it have so far been overly focused on scientific and economic solutions. How then do we move towards morepeople-centred, gender-aware climate change policies and processes? How do we respond to the different needs and concerns of women and men, and also challenge the gender inequalities that mean women are more likely to lose out than men in the face of climate change? This In Brief sets out why it is vital to address the gender dimensions of climate change.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2011
    India

    This policy brief has been written with the aim of familiarizing you with the problems of the landless and the controversies, gaps and inconsistencies plaguing land reform in India today,focusing particularly on the redistributive structure of land reform.

  4. Library Resource

    Households Land Ownership Pattern (Rural)

    Other legal document
    Multimedia
    June, 2011
    India

    The Ministry of Rural Development commenced the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) in June 2011 through a comprehensive door to door enumeration across the country.

    SECC 2011 is also first paperless census in India conducted on hand-held electronic devices by the government in 640 districts.

    SECC 2011 data to be used to identify beneficiary and expand the direct benefit transfer scheme as part of its plans to build upon the JAM (Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana-Aadhaar Mobile number portability) trinity.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India

    Access to land and land-based resources has been a critical issue for the Adivasi living in forested landscapes of Central India, including Odisha. This paper highlights poor access to land as major reasons of poverty among adivasis and recurrent conflicts in tribal regions of Odisha.

  6. Library Resource
    Jurisprudence
    January, 2011
    India

    This is a judgment of Supreme Court of India to check grabbing of village common land including ponds and water bodies (called in different names) by unscrupulous persons, political clout, powerful vested interests, corrupt state authorities, etc by fraudulent practices and ensure their protection and safeguard.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India

    India's forest policy regime enacted so far had alienated the common users of their property rights in the name of forest and wildlife conservation. However, poor conservation outcomes have forced planners to reconsider the role of the forest community in resource use and conservation. Presence of a deep-rooted economic, social, cultural and ethical difference between members of Forest Protection Committee (FPC) constrains group behaviour and their capacity to modify regulations governing resource use.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    India

    Against the discussion on the rationale and scope for water demand and supply management in India, this paper provides a brief overview of the status and effectiveness, as well as the technical, institutional and financial requirements of six demand management options (i.e. water pricing, water markets, water rights, energy regulations, water saving technologies, and user and community organizations) and one supply management option (involving the implementation of the National River Linking Project, NRLP).

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    India

    Agricultural water use in agrarian economies is often state subsidized for the enhancement of agricultural productivity while poverty alleviation is also targeted. The Indian agricultural dependent states offer representative examples of undervalued irrigation services mainly sourced by canal networks. However, the current inefficient operation of canal irrigation systems diverts water demand to private initiatives by significantly increasing economic value of agricultural water.

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