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RURAL POOR AND DEPENDENCE ON SEASONAL COMMON PROPERTY RESOURCES (SCPRS)
Arunkumar R Kulkarni
Volume: 7 Issue: 3 2017
The significance of Common Property Resources (CPRs) is getting increasingly recognized in the livelihood and well-being of the rural poor. The poor also enjoy certain informal rights of access to the fruits of private property resources (PPRs). A major gap in the CPR literature is an analysis of CPRs that are gathered from private lands, such as the collection of fodder, crop residues, fallen grains, dung, etc. This paper is concerned with rural households' use of SCPRs for meeting the requirements of fuel and fodder, where the availability of CPRs is low. The paper is based on a comprehensive survey of 100 households in four selected villages of Dharwad district in Karnataka (India). It reveals that the resources collected from PPRs for meeting fuelwood and fodder requirements are vital to the survival of the rural poor. Earlier households were collecting these resources from PPRs without any restriction. The landowners happily used to offer the resources to the poor. Due to commercialization and increasing population, the mutual co-operation among the people has declined and poor people find it difficult in getting those resources.
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