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Women's Participation in Natural Resource Management

Himanshu Bourai (Author)
Synopsis In present time the concept of people's participation in development programme has come to be accepted all over the world as a viable method for managing natural resources. The principal victims of the environmental degradation are the most underprivileged people and the majority of these are women. Their problems and those of the environment are very much inter-related. Watershed management in now a widely accepted technology for resource management in totality and coherently with people's participation in a holistic manner. Women's participation in watershed management is an important component of people participation in WSM.  This study is an attempt to explore the participatory role of women in watershed management. Focus is on how they are participating in WSM activities directly or indirectly and how the participation of women can be increased from their point of view. For this study a diagnostic survey was conducted on the basis of sample survey of five watersheds known as Sukhomajri, WSM, Relmajra WSM, Fakot WSM developed by Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Chandigarh and Dehradun, Chandrabadni and Danda WSM of Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram, NGO and Chandrabhaga WSM of State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh (now in Uttarakhand).  In this book, the author has been intimately involved with women of these WSM, tells the facts about the participation of women in WSM.
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About the author

Himanshu Bourai

Himanshu Bourai (b. 1960, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. from Rajasthan University, Jaipur. She is currently Reader in Political Science, at Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar (Uttaranchal). She has participated in many social welfare and study activities. Her areas of interests are Gandhian Thought and Women Empowerment but she is a keen watcher of regional issues also. She has a number of research papers to her credit in various national and international journals. Dr. Bourai has authored one book entitled “Gandhi: Udarvadi Virasat” (in Hindi). Besides this, Dr. Bourai is the General Secretary of the PUCLUttaranchal formed by J.P.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women's Participation in Natural Resource Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.04.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189683318
length x+190p., Tables; Figures.