- Formulating a ‘Commons Policy’ with emphasis on security of tenure to the user community;
- Initiating a community-led process of recording claims, verification and consolidation of community rights on common lands and to get such rights recorded in Record of Rights at Gram Panchayat level;
- Devolving management and use rights of commons to village/habitation institutions as part of the decentralization process;
- Stepping up public investments (to the extent of Rs 20,000 per hectare) for revitalising common land and water resources; a large proportion of these investments can be met through convergence with MGNREGA;
- Developing a programme architecture at district and at sub-district level aligning interventions on CPRs within the larger natural resource management programmes.
- Constituting an overarching planning and regulating authority at the district level where sectoral plans on agriculture, water, forests, industry and infrastructure are nested; and creating a robust database on common land and water resources as a decision-support to sustainable use of CPRs.