Village Forest -- with Draft Rules Under Sec 28 of Indian Forest Act 1927

Millions of Indian villagers today act as guardians of forests, forming a mutually beneficial relationship, quite often without outside help. But it would be puerile to imagine that these communities would be able to tackle the crises arising in the realm of forest sustenance with the help of their experience and tradition alone. Vrikshamitra, an ngo based in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, has been guiding village communities in this aspect by designing useful sustainable management strategies

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- Village Forest -- with Draft Rules Under Sec 28 of Indian Forest Act 1927 Published by Mohan Hirabai Hiralal, convenor, Vrikshamitra November 2002

Millions of Indian villagers today act as guardians of forests, forming a mutually beneficial relationship, quite often without outside help. But it would be puerile to imagine that these communities would be able to tackle the crises arising in the realm of forest sustenance with the help of their experience and tradition alone. Vrikshamitra, an ngo based in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, has been guiding village communities in this aspect by designing useful sustainable management strategies.

This tome reflects their considerable years of experience in aiding joint forest administration. The book covers the timeline, necessity and reviews of this resource management strategy. A draft of the village community forest rules under the provision of the Indian Forest Act 1927, is also included.

One whole chapter is devoted to a comprehensive review of forest management experiences in the states of Uttarakhand (when it was part of Uttar Pradesh), Uttaranchal, Orissa and Maharashtra. Informative articles by Mark Poffenberger and Manoj Pattanaik summarise the prospects and drawbacks of forest administration schemes around the country. A useful read for those interested in the past, present and future of joint forest management.

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  • I am a forest lover and i support to preserve our forest land with help of nearby village people .we must let indigineous people live in forest and help to protect forest and guide them well how to preserve forest

    Posted by: Ngangom Sarah Devi | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Which is the forest act for developing tourism place
    and how people can apply to forest dept. Which is the procedure,and there is some formate,villagers can fill .
    pl.advise

    Posted by: Jija Rushi Farkade | one year ago | Reply
  • How can I save the government land of my village from uncivilized persons who make the government land in commercial purposes and government should convert these lands into forest?
    Do the government will help me?

    Posted by: Gouranga Charan Sahoo | 11 months ago | Reply