The Calcutta peri-urban (PU) area, particularly to the east of the city, supports the livelihoods of a large number of people through natural resource-use. Of especial note, as it is the largest such system in the world, is the 12,000 ha Waste Recycling Region (WRR) for Calcutta city in which wastewater is reused to produce fish and rice, and solid waste is re-used to produce vegetables.
A project was conducted looking at resource use in this area. This document reports on senior stakeholder interviews that were carried out as part of the aim of the project to improve the understanding of the different interest groups, with the view to understanding the prospects of conflict resolution between these groups.
Edwards, P (2002) Institutional assessment: Reviewing policies, processes and stakeholder positions at the Kolkata peri-urban interface. Working paper 3. Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology. 37 pp.