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Gandhian Approach to the Management of Forest as Common Property Resource: A Case Study of Binjgiri Hills (Orissa) India

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Kant, Sashi
Conference: Designing Sustainability on the Commons, the First Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Duke University, Durham, NC
Conf. Date: September 27-30, 1996
Date: 1990
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/2265
Sector: Forestry
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): forest management
common pool resources
population growth
Abstract: "The economic well being of most countries is directly or indirectly related to the management and productivity of its environmental systems. Gandhi identified five elements: Philosophical Balance, Structural Balance, Environmental Balance, Technological Balance, and Distributional Balance for Balanced Economic Growth. As societies evolve, population grow, land-use pattern change, the regulatory mechanisms that earlier maintained balance between man and the environment break-down, and the product use of renewable resources can no longer be effectively asserted. Management systems must be improved so that renewable resources such as forest can be restored and used on a sustained yield basis."

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