ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Exploring the Implementation Gap

Translating Watershed Guidelines on the Ground

While learning from the successes of Andhra Pradesh in implementing national watershed development programmes, this paper argues that national-level guidelines must provide incentives to state government machinery and allow for some context-specific modifications in order to achieve the larger goal of effective localised water management. The government needs to move away from a purely technocratic top-down approach to a more flexible and innovative implementation of policy.

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