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Forestry Research in India

In colonial times, forest management in India meant only commercial exploitation of forest resources. After independence, conservation did become a goal. But forest management remains bureaucratised. Forestry research receives only a small part of plan allocations. Funding is often decided on purely technical criteria with no reference to local community needs. Production potential, limits to sustainable extraction and impact of the market must be considered when prioritising forest research activities.

Users Become Managers-Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Forestry

Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Forestry Tapan Kumar Mishra In West Bengal the forest legislation of 1989 and the amendments of 1990 have made possible the integration of the indigenous knowledge of local communities with the 'scientific' principles involved in modern forestry management. A case study in Midnapore district shows how this has led not only to better management of forests, but to a richer anthropogenic activity and better biomass yields.

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