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Title: Enabling collaborative action between self-help groups and rural local bodies through an exploratory workshop: The case of a peri-urban village in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India
Authors: Kandpal, Richa
Saizen, Izuru
Author's alias: 西前, 出
Keywords: linkages
local participation
rural local body
self-help groups
waste management
Issue Date: 20-Mar-2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Journal title: Sustainability
Volume: 11
Issue: 6
Thesis number: 1680
Abstract: Peri-urban areas in developing countries pose unique governance challenges because of their rapid development. Villages in these areas are under-served in terms of the provision of waste management services. This research focused on an exploratory workshop conducted in one peri-urban village in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, India, to raise community awareness regarding the importance of contributing towards effective waste management in their village and the means by which they can do so. The findings of the workshop show its effectiveness in raising the awareness levels of self-help group members. In addition to these findings, causal loop diagrams were drawn to construct effective institutional mechanisms from the perspective of the capacities of the participants and the officials. This study examined the policy initiatives necessary for meeting the sanitation and waste management needs of peri-urban villages. Inferences regarding the institutionalization of linkages between self-help groups and local bodies were made based on the principles of sociocracy. Theoretical insight was provided regarding the different factors affecting this system, and how this model is flexible enough to accommodate the contextual needs of peri-urban villages.
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
DOI(Published Version): 10.3390/su11061680
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