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

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Livelihoods, Conservation and the Forest Rights Act in a National Park

National parks have been instituted in India to take care of ecosystems rich in biodiversity, and to protect them from human intervention. This has led to many conflicts between the local communities and the state. To address these issues, the state has enacted laws such as the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act in favour of local communities. However, the purpose of national parks and the FRA seems to be in contradiction. We analyse existing acts and regulations being implemented by the state in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha and try to understand their relevance when compared with the ground reality, based on our villagelevel investigations in the Bhitarkanika ecosystem.

CPRs and Rural Poor-A Micro Level Analysis

A Micro Level Analysis Syed Ajmal Pasha This article based on investigations in 14 villages of Karnataka attempts to assess the extent of access the rural poor have to Common Properly Resources (CPRs) in the past as well as currently, and the impact of developmental programmes through CPRs on the poor. To what extent do these programmes improve the access of the poor to CPRs? How far have the rural poor been involved in the regeneration of CPRs?

Sustainability and Viability of Small and Marginal Farmers-Animal Husbandry and Common Property Resources

Marginal Farmers Animal Husbandry and Common Property Resources THE rapid increase in population, subdivision and fragmentation of landholdings and the changed family system from joint to nuclear families in rural India has made the size of holdings smaller and smaller In Indian agriculture, area operated by marginal farmers has increased, but not proportionately to the increase in the number of marginal holdings: On the other hand, both the-number of larger holdings (of 10 hectares and above) as well as the area operated by large holders have slightly declined during that in future Indian agriculture will be

Livestock Production A Warning Note

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