ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 in Odisha

Analysing the problem-ridden process of implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Odisha, this paper points out that it has focused more on providing land rights to individual claimants, neglecting community forest rights, the rights in protected areas, and other such provisions. Even so, the number of titles granted to tribal households is small compared to their total number in the state. Effective and comprehensive implementation of the FRA will have a significant impact on the livelihood of forest dwellers and the conservation of forests. The benefits could be more if this is accompanied by value addition to non-timber forest products and action to ensure reasonable prices for them.

Malfunctioning of Forest Institutions in Orissa

This article analyses the working of Joint Forest Management and Community Forest Management in Orissa with a view to understand the incentive and disincentive mechanisms available in these institutions and how these influence the protection of forests and the livelihood of forest dwellers.

Land Market Transactions in Rural Haryana

Kailas Sarap This paper analyses the functioning of the land market as it operates in the rural areas of Haryana on the basis of field survey data. More specifically, the author discusses (a) the inactive nature of the land sale market, (b) the background of sellers and buyers and the sellers' motives for selling land and (c) variation in price per unit of land and the factors affecting it. The discussion, it is hoped, will throw light on the nature and extent of distress sale by farm households and the linkage, if any, of land transactions with the credit market.

Changing Contractual Arrangement in Agriculture Labour Market-Evidence from Orissa

in Agriculture Labour Market Evidence from Orissa Kailas Sarap This paper analyses the mechanisms of contractual arrangements between the employers and agricultural labourers in the specific context of some east Indian villages (in Orissa), by taking into account the type of crops grown, prevailing technology and other characteristics of economic and social environments including external interventions such as in migration of labour, enterprising farmers and state intervention. The emphasis is on examining the way contractual arrangements cope with or adjust to the process of change and its implications in terms of mode of payment and contractual enforcement.
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