Blogs Written by Shiraz Wajih

Common Property Resource Management in Peri-Urban Villages of Gorakhpur

Stories from the field Author: Nivedita Mani, Ajay Singh, Shiraz Wajih

In Gorakhpur, India, common property resources (CPR) such as pastureland, water bodies, and orchards are victims of illegal encroachment by individuals, land developers or even disputed land conversion by government. Unplanned urban growth in peri-urban villages of Gorakhpur results from ignorance of laws governing CPR and weak enforcement of regulations by relevant government departments. City expansion in peri-urban villages exceeds environmental carrying capacity, and often ignores responsible stewardship of natural resources.