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Negotiating Access and Rights: A Case Study of Disputes over Rights to an Irrigation Water Source in Nepal

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Type: Book Chapter
Author: Pradhan, Rajendra; Pradhan, Ujjwal; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth; Bruns, Bryan
Book Title: Negotiating Water Rights
Publisher: Draft
Page(s): 221-247
Date: 1997
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/72
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): water resources
property rights
Abstract: "Nepal has a long history of irrigation but until the middle of this century direct involvement of the Nepalese state in irrigation management and development was limited except when it benefitted the ruling elite. Although the state did construct or finance the construction or repairs of irrigation systems and managed or supervised the management of some systems, its main contribution to irrigation development was by means of laws and regulations which encouraged and sometimes forced local elites and ordinary farmers, usually tenants, to construct and operate irrigation systems. Legal tradition and weak administration made it possible and necessary for the irrigators to construct and manage their irrigation systems with little interference from state agencies."

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