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Meeting Basic Needs through Micro-Planning-Central Role of Essential Forestry

Meeting Basic Needs through Micro-Planning Central Role of Essential Forestry Vinod K Huria K T Achaya This paper argues that, while centralised planning has a great deal to its credit, some of the basic necessities of rural life, such as firewood, water, dietary micro-nutrients, and better purchasing power, remain unfulfilled. An integrated conceptual approach to micro-planning to meet these needs is, therefore, presented in this paper, Central to such planning is the concept of essential forestry, designed to furnish fuel, timber, fruits, fodder, and manure, and to serve as a pivotal point to open up ways of meeting other baste human requirements.

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