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Community Tanks vs Private Wells: Coping Strategies and Sustainability Issues in South India

R. Balasubramanian

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyses the main causes of degradation of common pool tank irrigation systems and the interrelationships among poverty, private coping mechanisms, and collective action towards tank ... More


Transformation of Tank Irrigation Policy and Technology on the Interface of a Recursive State–Society Relationship

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Both influential scholarly works and development policy provide a powerful discursive space to the idea of local or pre-modern knowledge and community control over natural resources. This chapter ... More


The Political Economy of Tank Management in Tamil Nadu

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

In academic and policy debates, tanks are seen as appropriate alternative irrigation infrastructure to large dams in terms of efficiency, equity, and sustainability. Though partially true, this ... More


Transaction Costs and Institutional Innovation: Sustainability of Tank Aquaculture in Sri Lanka

Athula Senaratne and Kalpa Karunanayake

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Freshwater community-based aquaculture was introduced to village irrigation tanks in the dry zone of Sri Lanka in order to offset the limited supply of animal proteins available to residents in ... More


Property Rights, Water Resources, and Technology: The Missing Ecological Link

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent

in Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines access to water in a paddy-growing tract in Palakkad district, Kerala, India. Traditionally an area served by small tanks and ponds, access to irrigation has been changed by new ... More


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