Adopting old ideas in developing new system: A case study of Chaukidari system in Participatory Irrigation Management in Madhya Pradesh Programme Area of AKRSP (I)

Khalwa block in the East Nimar (Khandwa) district of Madhya Pradesh has been in contemporary debate over development not only in the state but also in national level for so many reasons. In recent times revival of the existing canal irrigation systems by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) in Dabhiya and neighboring Dagadkot village which was built by the government nearly two decades ago has raised the rays of hopes among the farmers of the villages.