Write the important features of Joint Forests
Management (JFM) Programme
Describe any three features of Joint Forest Management.
Ans. Joint Forest Management (JFM) programmes have been
launched by various State Governments. The first state to start this programme was Odisha in 1988.
The features of JFM are
(i) Under this programme, local communities are involved in the management and restoration of degraded forests.
(ii) The major purpose of the JFM is to protect the forests from encroachments, grazing, theft and fire and also to improve the forests in accordance with an approved Joint Forest Management Plan.
(iii) In return, the members of these communities are entitled to intermediary benefits like non-timber forest produces.