Author: Mansee Bal
This is a research note prepared from my visits to Gurram Cheruvu (Cheruvu is a Telugu word for Lake) and interactions with stakeholders who are directly and indirectly involved in governing the Gurram Cheruvu. It is a part of a PhD research on ‘Urban Lake Governance in India’. The research covers twelve other lakes located in Jaipur, Bhopal, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
This research note includes discussions on the physical aspects of Gurram Cheruvu that are drawn from the primary field experience; governance of Gurram Cheruvu that are drawn from interactions with the stakeholders; and literature review of governing the commons and the works on social-ecological systems by Elinor Ostrom.
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