ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Van Panchayats in Uttarakhand

A product of colonial times, the van panchayats in Uttarakhand, though lawfully empower the residents living on the outskirts of reserved and protected forests to nurture trees and consume forest products, paucity of financial resources and negligible participation of women are some of the reasons for the failure of the panchayats to sustain and spread in many villages.

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