V Gangadharan

With Keezhpunachi Moopan (village head) Arumugam moderating, villagers debate if they should accept the government's offer of a golden handshake.

Joint Forest Management in the village Barwani which comes under Timarni tehsil and Timarni development block. The village is a forest village under range Rehatgaon.

This article analyses the working of Joint Forest Management and Community Forest Management in Orissa with a view to understand the incentive and disincentive mechanisms available in these institutions and how these influence the protection of forests and the livelihood of forest dwellers.

CUTTACK: In a significant direction which will pave way for the State Government to issue `pattas

Meena Menon

This paper analyses historical origins of forest rights deprivation and contemporary processes through which local people are seeking to restore their forest rights, taking the case of the Indian Forest Rights Act 2006 as an example to illustrate wider issues in historical institutional theory.

Subhash Chandra NS,DH News Service,Bangalore:

The Forest Department, which is on an encroachment clearance spree in Bangalore Rural district, has been now forced to seek police assistance to achieve its objectives, following a threat from land sharks.

Once in the year 1998, in search of a village on the way to Panchmarhi for conducting the exposure visit for the international participants of an international training programme the village Khatpura was discovered by three IIFM Faculty. The village became a remarkable successful JFM village in Sehore Forest Division.

Forest Officials evicted about 8 huts out of 22 huts put up by the tribals on forest land near Ashram School at C B Halli near Siddhapura, on Thursday.

The eviction drive was taken up with police security. As the drive took off, the officials saw intense retaliation from tirbals. However 8 huts were pulled down with the police security.

by Raju Kumar