Chasing the Watertable: Equity and Sustainability in Groundwater Access, Gujarat, India

dc.contributor.authorMoench, Marcusen_US
dc.coverage.countryIndiaen_US
dc.coverage.regionMiddle East & South Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:39:49Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:39:49Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-04-23en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-04-23en_US
dc.description.abstract"Degradation and depletion of groundwater resources is emerging as a major concern in many arid and hard rock sections of Gujarat. Depletion tends to disproportionately affect the poor by further limiting their access to the resource. Unfortunately, the same can be said for most management alternatives other than supply creation. At present, little management is done. NABARD, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, limits access to institutional credit in areas designated as overdeveloped. Electricity connections for pumpsets are also limited in these areas. Wealthy individuals with access to private sources of capital and the ability to bribe officials can bypass these limitations. Other management options (state regulation or energy price manipulation) also have major equity implications. Inherent tensions exist between equitable access to groundwater resources and management options to ensure sustainable use. New institutional approaches--similar, for example, to those used in joint forest management options to ensure sustainable use. New institutional approaches--similar, for example, to those used in joint forest management--are required which can incorporate both equity and sustainability goals."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesSeptember 17-20, 1992en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferenceInequality and the Commons, the Third Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Propertyen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocWashington, DCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/1814
dc.publisher.workingpaperseriesPacific Institute/VIKSAT Collaborative Groundwater Project, Ahmedabad, Indiaen_US
dc.subjectwater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectforestryen_US
dc.subjectcommon pool resourcesen_US
dc.subjectgroundwateren_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subject.sectorWater Resource & Irrigationen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.submitter.emailefcastle@indiana.eduen_US
dc.titleChasing the Watertable: Equity and Sustainability in Groundwater Access, Gujarat, Indiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US
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