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

Joint Forest Management-Superior Property Rights

The forest departments in several states are collaborating with communities to regenerate forests by giving a share of the rights to revenues. This paper argues that high costs of excluding unauthorised use has compelled forest departments to accept this change in rights to forest lands. But we cannot expect forest departments to grant a meaningful role for the communities in forest management, because their primary motive is to reduce their costs.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top