The NC Saxena headed Forest Rights Act committee on Monday said the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) is characterised by a series of serious problems. Also, the progress on these rights has been confined only to land rights for agriculture and habitation

JAIPUR: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide financial assistance of Rs.1,152.50 crore to the Rajasthan Government for implementation of the second phase of a forestry and bio-diversity project in the State with emphasis on sustainable development through joint forest management.

Additional Chief Conservator of Forests A. C.

LUCKNOW: To plant high-quality tree-species in state is the priority of forest department. There is an increase in the demand for timber but it could not be met. There is a growing deficit due to lesser supply of timber. The high-yielding types like sheesham and teak are being planted in several districts to bridge the gap.

The biotic pressure on forests in state is constantly rising.

This paper considers the relationship between the emergence and development of state forestry institutions in forested landscapes of West Bengal and the chronic and acute poverty of citizens living there. At least 13% of West Bengal

NEW DELHI: In a bid to give local communities a key role in managing forest resources, the Forest Department's smallest unit at the grassroots-level will now report to panchayati-raj institutions instead.

In a letter to all Chief Ministers on Friday, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh directed State governments to amend State acts and rules to bring all Joint Forest Management Committees

The Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management Project aims to strengthen biodiversity conservation activities and forest management capacity, and to improve the local people

The project is being implemented in three Indian States, Uttarakhand,
Arunachal Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. This brochure contains project profile of Uttarakhand. The project aims to mainstream the long-term conservation, sustainable and equitable use of medicinal plant diversity into forest management policy and practice at the national, state and local level.

In this new review paper RPCB focuses on community-based management systems and provides justification for instituting local monitoring and enforcement systems for sustainable governance of India's forests.

There has been much interest recently in promoting decentralization in the forestry sector in the belief that it would bring in downward accountability, which in turn would ensure economic efficiency, sustainability of the resource, and social and economic equity.

A large number of variables may potentially determine the success or failure of sustainable governance of forests, yet the success in finding the necessary condition has remained elusive. Recently, the Nobel Prize for 2009 in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Elinor Ostrom who made major contributions to our understanding of the governance of forests and common pool resources.