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Social Forestry A Farmer s Viewpoint

Social Forestry: A Farmer's Viewpoint V J Patel THE article 'Social Forestry in Karnataka: An impact Analysis' by D M Chandra- shekhar and others (EPW, June 13) is an interesting study of farm forestry in two districts of Karnataka, namely, Bangalore and Kolar. However, it does not discuss the impact of farm forestry in these two districts on the remaining districts of Karnataka. The title 'Social Forestry in Karnataka: An Impact Analysis' is, therefore, a misnomer The same trend may not continue in the remaining districts. I will be happy if the authors undertake a similar survey covering the other districts of Karnataka and publish the results for our benefit.

Rational Approach towards Fuelwood Crisis in Rural India

in Rural India V J Patel A majority of India's rural population still uses firewood for cooking purposes. With vanishing forests, there is a shortage of firewood. An integrated programme for fuelwood production to meet the total requirement of the country is an imperative need. But the implementation of such a programme would pose serious problems. It would be more useful to begin with projects covering specific locations like a village or a block, aiming at making them self-sufficient in fuelwood. The experience gained thereby could help in formulating an overall long- term strategy. This paper discusses the experience of some specific projects in Gujarat state.
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