Explain by giving example where active involement of local people lead to efficient management of forest.
Explain by giving example where active involement of local people lead to efficient management of forest
Examples where active involement of local people:
People’s participation in the management of forests can help in increasing forest
produce as well as in their conservation.
In 1972, the West Bengal Forest Department formulated a novel scheme to revive the degraded Sal. Forests by involving the Local people.
A.far sighted forest officer A.K. Baneijee involved the villagers of the area around the forest in the protection of 1272 hectares of badly degraded Sal forest.
In return for help in protecting the forest, the villagers were given employment in both silviculture and harvesting operations of the forest, 25% of the final harvest produce, and were allowed to collect firewood and fodder from the forest area on nominal payment.
With the active and willing participation of local people living around the forest, the degraded Sal forest of Arabari become thick and green within ten years.