Atal Bhujal Yojana: Bridging ambition with reality

Archisman Mitra, Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee and Garima Taneja discuss community engagement in the ABY groundwater management scheme.

Recent stakeholder interviews and field studies in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, as part of the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies Strategies, reveal the challenges of scaling up community mobilization at a large scale, as envisioned in ABY. Community mobilization requires leadership, and nurturing leadership requires time and resources, but the current format of ABY involves tight deadlines (implementation over five years, out of which two have been lost to COVID).

Read the article on www.indiawaterportal.org

Locations:
Funders & Partners:

Related Articles