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

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