Communitisation Experiences in Nagaland:Accounts from Two Villages of a District


  • Yanbeni Kikon ICFAI University, Nagaland



This paper attempts to critically analyse the working of Communitisation Programme1 in Nagaland which was introduced in 2002. The programme seeks to make use of community's social capital for development effectiveness by making the community the stakeholder of its resources. With large-scale success of the programme, initially, other sectors like electricity and health were also communitised. This paper acknowledges that Communitisation has brought about much needed governance reforms at the local level and has ensured wider participation of the community as well as the traditional institutions. What seems to be at stake is the overburdening of the community, if too many sectors are communitised without the conscious and intensive support of the State. Information availability of the programme is also necessary for mobilising and actualising the community's active participation.


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Kikon, Y. (2017). Communitisation Experiences in Nagaland:Accounts from Two Villages of a District. Journal of Rural Development, 36(4), 595–606.


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