Conflict Incidence Monitoring Systems (CIMS)

The project monitors incidences of conflict over natural resources in the Amaravati region of Krishna river basin. The bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 has turned the Krishna basin into a site of multiple conflicts. The project tracks and studies conflict incidences over land, water and environmental resources in and around Amaravati. This pilot project, supported by The Asia Foundation, attempts a new methodology of tracking and following everyday manifestations of conflicts on the ground to draw lessons for governance and policy making. The project tracks the trajectories of three conflicts: (a) over interstate water sharing of Krishna river waters between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; (b) around implementing the Land Pooling Scheme (LPS) for building Amaravati, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh; and, (c) the environmental conflicts around building Amaravati on the banks of the Krishna river.