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close this bookCase Studies of People's Participation in Watershed Management in Asia (PWMTA, 1996)
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close this folderA case study of people's participation in Begnastal and Rupatal (BTRT) watershed management in Nepal
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close this folderThe concepts and mechanisms of people's participation
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close this folderActivities of the Begnastal Rupatal watershed management project
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close this folderA case study of successful watershed management in Wuhua County, Guangdong Province, China
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close this folderThe case of benefits from land leasing contractual arrangements for people's participation in WUPI watershed
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close this folderThe Wupi small watershed
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close this folderA successful case of participatory watershed management at Ralegan Siddhi Village in district Ahmadnagar, Maharastra, India*
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Local terms

Anna

A local term for elder brother in south and western India

Andolan

Movement in Hindi/Nepalese language

Bari

Upland rainfed area

Besi

Flat low lands

Bhajans

Hymns

Dalits

Untouchables a lower caste in India

chautara

Village resting places along trails

Gauchar

Grazing lands in India

Gaon

Village

Gram Sabha

Village assembly in India

Harijans

A name given by Gandhi to lower and deprived castes in India

heralu

Guards in Nepal

Juthe Pokhari

Kitchen waste water collection ponds

kharbari

Marginal Grazing Lands

Khet

Lowland irrigated areas

kinehouse

A place to keep stray animals

Kuwa

Open shallow dug well

Mahila Mandals

Women's groups

Pucca house

Stone or brick masonry house

Ropani

0.05 ha area

Sahukar

Traditional money lenders in Indian villages

Shramdan

Voluntary labor in India

Taluka

Equivalent of a county in India

Ward

Hamlet consisting of no. of villages with in a VDC, in Nepal

Approximate exchange rates in July 1995

Nepal:

1 US$ = NRs. 50

China:

1 US$ = Yuan 8.6 RMB

India:

1 US$ = Rs. 31.25