ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Waste Lands Management in India

Public policies and programmes after independence affecting waste lands have by and large ignored the fact that waste lands are the common property resources of village communities who recognise the economic and ecological contributions of these lands far better than policy-makers. Only in recent years have waste land management programmes accorded higher priority to participatory approaches. This paper discusses the factors affecting participation and suggests possibilities for the horizontal and vertical upscaling of participation in the management of natural resources.

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