Institutional and Economic Dynamics of Water Users Cooperative (WUC) Societies in Cauvery Basin of Karnataka
AbstractThe economic and institutional dimensions of water users cooperative (WUC) societies have been analyzed with regards to performance, membership and transaction costs in forming organization in the Cauvery basin of Karnataka. Field data have been collected from presidents and members of 30 WUC societies in Tirumakudalu Narasipura taluk of Mysore, Karnataka. Using cluster analysis, these have been grouped into (i) well performing, (ii) moderately performing, and (iii) poorly performing WUC societies. To understand institutional and economic dimensions, the selected WUC societies have been grouped based on command area, membership and conjunctive use of water. The odds ratio determined using logit model has indicated that for every one chance of not willing to pay additional water charges, there are seven chances of willingness to pay. Landholding size of farmer, conjunctive use and distance of the farm from canal have been found to significantly influence his/her willingness to pay for the assured summer irrigation. The mean willingness to pay amount for assured summer canal water has been found as ` 178 over and above the existing charge of ` 100. With all the odds being faced by these cooperatives, this study has revealed the inner strength of water user cooperative societies in canal water distribution through collective action.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) in its journal Agricultural Economics Research Review.
Volume (Year): 24 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Water users cooperative society; Institutional economics; Water institutions; Cauvery Basin; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q13; Q15; Q25; K00;
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- Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
- Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
- Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
- K00 - Law and Economics - - General - - - General (including Data Sources and Description)
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