the Union government is considering applying the Green City Concept to Gurgaon in its commitment to the United Nations Development Project's ( undp ) Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is the world

Knowledge without power, and power bereft of knowledge. This, in sum, is the story of mismanagement of wildlife and protected forests in India. Wildlife researchers say the forest bureaucracy is untouched by scientific understanding. Wildlife officials ar

A village committee in Orissa improves the fate of its poverty stricken people with dedication and determination

CFM brings social and economic prosperity to several village communities

The traditional knowledge of indigenous communities was for a long time viewed with scepticism. Now, the world acknowledges its significance

A three tier system has been developed to oversee the management of forests

Community forestry, as it is practiced today, is a result of the government s willingness to learn from its past mistakes. Also, traditional management practices helped the government achieve its goal

The 1993 Forest Act gives exclusive rights to villagers to use and sell forest products without any tax liability

Forest users groups have formed a national level federation to effectively fight for their rights

A government circular aimed at ending commercialisation of forests in the terai affects the hills, too. In the process, it threatens to derail the CFM movement