India : Unlocking Opportunities for Forest-Dependent People in India, Volume 1, Main Report

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2207
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Other Rural Study
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World Bank
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2012-06-19T15:20:20Z
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2012-06-19T15:20:20Z
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2005-12
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This study by the World Bank indicates that forests offer vast potential for poverty reduction and rural economic growth in India while also supporting critical national conservation goals. An estimated 275 million people in rural areas depend on forests for at least part of their livelihoods. Forest dwellers, which include a high proportion of tribals, are among the poorest and most vulnerable groups in society. The government of India has adopted Joint Forest Management as a principal approach for community-based forestry. The program now covers 27 percent of the national forest area across 27 states, and encompasses 85,000 village committees. Over the past decade, the Joint Forest Management model has been evolving from an approach heavily oriented towards commercial timber managed by state forest departments (with communities providing labor), to an approach more supportive of forest conservation with communities sharing benefits in return for assisting with limited management activities. Although this transition has been successful by some measures, most communities still fail to utilize the full potential of forests to improve local livelihoods. Forests are mainly used as a safety net during difficult economic periods, or for seasonal subsistence products like fuelwood and fodder. For communities to better exploit the untapped potential of forests, wide ranging and carefully phased reforms are required at both the national and state levels addressing: 1) stronger forest rights and responsibilities for forest communities; 2) more effective management systems targeted at communities involved with forestry; 3) improved access to more efficient market systems for major and minor products; and 4) more effective and flexible institutions and capacities.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/8416
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS RIGHTS
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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AGRICULTURE
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BAMBOO
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BENEFIT SHARING
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BIODIVERSITY
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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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CASH INCOME
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COMMERCIAL VALUE
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COMMUNITY FOREST
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COMMUNITY FOREST MANAGEMENT
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COMMUNITY FORESTRY
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COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
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CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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CONSERVATION BENEFITS
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CONSERVATION POLICY
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CULTURAL FACTORS
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CUSTOMARY LAND
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CUSTOMARY LAND TENURE
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DECENTRALIZATION
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DEGRADED FORESTS
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DEGRADED LAND
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DRINKING WATER
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ECONOMIC INCENTIVES
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ECONOMICS
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EROSION
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EXTENSION
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EXTENSION SERVICES
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FARM FORESTRY
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FARMERS
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FAUNA
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FIELD WORK
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FODDER
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FOREST
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FOREST ACT
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FOREST COMMISSION
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FOREST COMMITTEES
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FOREST COMMUNITIES
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FOREST CONSERVATION
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FOREST CONSERVATION ACT
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FOREST COVER
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FOREST DEPARTMENT
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FOREST DEVELOPMENT
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FOREST DWELLERS
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FOREST ENTERPRISES
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FOREST FRINGE
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FOREST FRINGE COMMUNITIES
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FOREST INDUSTRY
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FOREST INVENTORY
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FOREST LAND
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FOREST LEGISLATION
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FOREST MANAGEMENT
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FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING
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FOREST MONITORING
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FOREST OFFICERS
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FOREST OWNERSHIP
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FOREST POLICIES
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FOREST PRODUCT
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FOREST PRODUCTION
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FOREST PRODUCTIVITY
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FOREST PRODUCTS
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FOREST QUALITY
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FOREST RESEARCH
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FOREST RESOURCE
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FOREST RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
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FOREST RESOURCES
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FOREST REVENUES
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FOREST SECTOR
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FOREST SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
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FOREST SERVICE
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FOREST SPECIES
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FOREST STEWARDSHIP
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FOREST SUSTAINABILITY
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FOREST TENURE
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FOREST USER
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FORESTRY
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FORESTRY COMMISSION
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FORESTRY INSTITUTIONS
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FORESTRY MODELS
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FORESTS
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FRINGE AREAS
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INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES
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INCOMES
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ISSUES
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LAND TENURE
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LAND USE
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LAND USES
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LAND-USE
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LAND-USE PLANNING
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LANDSCAPE
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LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES
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LOCAL LIVELIHOODS
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LOGGING
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MANAGED FORESTS
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MARKETING
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MEDICINAL PLANTS
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NATIONAL FOREST
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NATIONAL FOREST AREA
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NATIONAL FOREST POLICY
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NATIONAL FORESTRY
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
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PLANTATIONS
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PRIMARY FOREST
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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PROTECTION
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R&D
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ROADS
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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SAFETY NET
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SILVICULTURE
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STATE FOREST
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STATE FOREST DEPARTMENTS
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STATE FOREST POLICIES
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STATE FORESTRY
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SUPPLIERS
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TIMBER
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TIMBER PRODUCTION
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TIMBER PRODUCTS
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TIMBER SPECIES
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TOURISM
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WATERSHED
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WILDLIFE
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India : Unlocking Opportunities for Forest-Dependent People in India, Volume 1, Main Report
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2006-01-25
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Rural Study
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Economic & Sector Work
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2005/12/6552217/india-unlocking-opportunities-forest-dependent-people-india-vol-1-2-main-report
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Agriculture
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Environment and Natural Resources
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yes
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000160016_20060124084704
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6552217
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34481
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2006/01/24/000160016_20060124084704/Rendered/PDF/3448110vol01.pdf
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South Asia
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India
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Asia
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South Asia
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Sub-national government administration
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Public Administration
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Law
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Public Administration, Law, and Justice
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Forestry
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Agriculture
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fishing
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and forestry
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Rural Development Knowledge and Information Systems
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Rural Development :: Forestry
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Environment :: Wildlife Resources
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Environment :: Ecosystems and Natural Habitats
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Environment :: Forests and Forestry
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Agriculture & Rural Development (SASDA)
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