Political Will Drives Community Participation in Centrally Sponsored Watershed Development Programmes
This paper explores the reason of inefficiencies in implementation of community participation in centrally sponsored watershed development programmes. The partcipatory model has received incremental treatment due to lack of political will which roots from reluctance to share power. The main reasons is the founding principles on which participatory development is based namely Participatory Democracy and Decentralisation, both of which pose threat in terms of shift in power from powerful decision makers to local level. Thus the resultant policies which were outcome receive incremental treatment and lack of commitment by decision makers of the government.