Asian Review of Social Sciences (ARSS)
Participatory Exclusion in Water User Associations: A Subaltern PerspectiveAuthor : K. Gulam Dasthagir
Volume 9 No.1 January-June 2020 pp 34-38
Although Participatory Irrigation Management envisions democratic participation and equity in water sharing among farmers , this article while investigating the challenges of Dalit farmers in Water User Associations and access to surface or ground water for irrigation, espouse the perpetuation of ‘Participatory Exclusion’ of Dalit farmers in canal water sharing and rights in water user associations . Since caste discrimination is embedded in modern user organizations, participatory exclusion of Dalit farmers operates at all levels of membership, participation and representation in PIMinrural Tamil Nadu.
Participatory Exclusion, Dalit Farmers, Participatory Irrigation Management, Water User Associations, Sathanur Major Irrigation System.
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