Kottapalle open-field husbandry and canal irrigation, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, South India

Resource System
Watershed and associated topography
Resource Units
Pasture land and freshwater

Located in the Nowk valley in Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India, Kottapalle has an area of 4,600 acres. The village is in the tail-end of a 20-mile irrigation canal. The original research was conducted from 1980 to 1982. The state Irrigation Department is responsible for regulating water allocation between each outlet between each village from the canal. The local council is responsible for distribution of water to fields in the village.  Also, livestock are needed for agriculture in Kottapalle, as they are an important source of fertilizer. So, manure is obtained by allowing sheep and goats to come into the village for the period from the harvest until the time of field preparation for the next season.

This case is part of the original CPR database. A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University may be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.