Migration and its Implications on the Local Initiative of Management of Water Resource for Irrigation: Some Anthropological Observations from Western Terai

Laya Prasad Uprety


This paper has been written with two-fold objectives as follows: (i) to analyze the trends and causes of in-migration in a traditional Tharu community of western Terai that triggered the intensification of the local culture of water resource management for irrigation in the expanded command areas, and (ii) to analyze the implications of in-migration on the local initiative of management of irrigation systems.  

DOI: 10.3126/opsa.v11i0.3030

Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology Vol.11 2009 48-66


water management; irrigation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/opsa.v11i0.3030