This work, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), New Delhi, is as synthesis of strategies and best practices adopted by various countries with respect to IMT. It identifies key concerns such as the structure and functions of water users' associations, financial mobilization and contraints, repair and maintenance of physical structures, operation of canal systems and capacity building and monitoring mechanisms. It also identifies enabling environments, including regulatory mechanisms and the role of non-governmental organizations. The last section of this volume distils critical issues and strategic options and suggests a way forward. It is largely based on secondary sources, although some field-based studies and visits were carried out across various states in India.
Irrigation Management Transfer would be of interest to policy-makers, development professionals, researchers and professionals in the field of irrigation management.
About the Authors:
-K.V. Raju is Professor and Head, Ecological Economics Unit, Institute for Social and Economic Change
-Pratima Dayal is Principal Economist, India Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
-Jaya Chatterji is Project Implementation Officer, India Resident MIssion, Asian Development Bank