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

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Forest Protection Committees in West Bengal

Measuring Social Capital

A framework for the measurement of social capital at the local level applied in four forest protection committees in Midnapore district of West Bengal shows that mere establishment of institutions is not a guarantee that localised natural resources will be managed in a sustainable manner. The process of social capital formation is important. Increase in social capital of an institution is important for the achievement of its objectives in a sustainable manner.

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