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Defending the Dalki Forest- Joint Forest Management in Lapanga

'Joint' Forest Management in Lapanga Nandini Sundar Abha Mishra Neeraj Peter This paper argues that the concept of 'joint' management of forests needs to be looked at historically in order to uncover the degree of state intervention in what are generally known as community forest protection schemes. It looks at various threats to sustainability of JFM in one village in Sambalpur district of Orissa, highlighting the fact that management for timber rather than merely protection by village committees is illegal. Thus, where community forest 'management' has been successful, it rests on the connivance in illegality of sympathetic forest officers.
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