IWMI Water Policy Briefing – 27

Rethinking Tribal Development: Water Management Strategies for Revitalizing Tribal Agriculture in central India.


International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 2007. Rethinking tribal development: water management strategies for revitalizing tribal agriculture in central India. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 6p. [IWMI Water Policy Briefing 27]



A major drawback of India’s agriculture, watershed development and irrigation strategy has been the neglect of relatively wetter catchment areas and the tribal people living therein. Investing in small-scale interventions for improved water control can produce a dramatic impact on the productivity and dependability of tribal livelihood systems.