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

Articles By N S Jodha

Joint Management of Forests: Small Gains

The joint forest management programme in place for the last 10 years was a response to a crisis situation - evident in the rapid deforestation and the state's inability to police the forests on its own. The need now is for a pro-active stance that would lead to a genuine devolution. This calls for an enhanced focus on skill development and capacity building for all the stakeholders involved - forest officials, NGOs and the local community that would facilitate a forward-looking and anticipatory approach, to forest management.