Community Participation is must for success of developmental planning
The above statement is often use by the Watershed planner.
Is it true ? There can be 2 cases –
Say it is true . If it is true ,then Are the people living in Cities becomes a part of participatory mode in planning for infrastructure developmental by Municipalities in the cities.
Say it not true .If it is not true , then 2 question arises :-
1.How the planning are getting success without Community participation
- If a watershed planner residing in Cities is not the part of participatory mode in planning for infrastructure developmental by Municipalities in the cities, then why or how can he promote others in watershed management for participatory mode.
Actually, when Watershed planning is done in rural or other remote areas the participatory mode has to be followed because ,the village community are not much aware of the interventions or activity taken place in their areas .Under lack of awareness ,they can unknowingly destroy the activity . So, Until and unless the Village Community becomes a part of planning participatory mode, it will be difficult to have success.
On other part in urban areas, the Urban planning as done by municipal corporation etc.are not done considering the participatory approach .The reason being ,the population residing in cites are very much aware. They are having much awareness and understanding for the developmental activities. They are aware of the intervention /activities or infrastructure , their necessities and their utilization potential that are taken up by the govt bodies /municipal corporation .As they are aware about the developmental activities that are being taken up in their areas and also understand the significance of it so, they will not destroy it .Ultimately ,the risk of damage (to created infrastructure in Urban areas ) by human is minimum.
So, in Urban planning for example planning in cites for road and drainage channels etc , participatory mode is not an essential exercise whereas when we go for rural planning especially that too under watershed management , it is necessary to go for participatory planning .