سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶

محل انتشار: چهارمین کنفرانس آسیایی و دهمین سمینار بین المللی مدیریت مشارکتی آبیاری

تعداد صفحات: ۱۳

نویسنده(ها):

Niranjan Pant – Director, Centre for Development Studies, B- 2/68, Sector ‘F’, Jankipuram, Lucknow-226021, INDIA

چکیده:

Large canal systems in India contain nearly 40 percent of country’s total irrigation potential of 94 million ha, a substantial part of which, remains unutilised. The main reason behind the lack of utilisation is the ill maintenance of irrigation systems, particularly micro systems at lower levels and those at the farm level. Faced on the one hand, by the near collapse of such irrigation systems and on the other, utter financial crunch, administrators are susceptible to donors like World Bank and Asian Development Bank, who are currently coming forward with funds with the
conditionality of PIM. Coupled with this alluring prospect is India’s experience of the last three decades with the concept of PIM. The scenario that exists in India provides both an opportunity and challenge. The paper based on the author’s experience as a researcher/consultant cutting across country’s cultural and geographical boundaries, short lists conditions of success of PIM along with a close scrutiny and analysis of the
impediments that impinge on its path. Although the examination takes into consideration all the Indian states where PIM is being implemented, a lot of illustrationshave been drawn from the state of Maharashtra mainly because its strategy appears to be the most pragmatic andsustainable. In conclusion, it could be safely said that that although the conditions of success and the impediments discussed in this paper aren the context of India, the same are applicable to all countries that are aspiring to achieve success in this respect.