Chawk 16000L Dhabi Minor irrigation system

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Watershed and associated topography
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The Irrigation System is located in the village Dhabi Kalan, Haryana, India at 100 miles northwest of India. The resource appropriated related to the social dilemma is water for irrigation that flows through a canal to a command area. The original cases were reported in 1980 by two authors. One author (Vander Velde 1980) argues that the irrigation system has benefited the dominant caste, Jat, more than other poorer castes in Dhabi Kalan. Another researcher, Reidinger (1980), suggests that uncertainty in water supply has limited the effectiveness of water use by farmers. The action situation involves approximately 1600 farmers of three different casts.

This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (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.