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Social Forestry in India

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dc.contributor.author Pant, M.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T18:00:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T18:00:54Z
dc.date.issued 1979 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8471
dc.description.abstract "In India, a conceptual distinction has been drawn between production forestry (so far confined mainly to reserved forests) and social forestry (scattered land wherever tree-growing is possible). Social forestry is, in effect, an integral part of the Gandhian philosophy of economic growth and community development. Imagine an economy in which the present idle land and water resources, owned by individuals or communities, are harnessed for better purposes by putting to work unemployed people. The social benefits thus generated and the additional resources so created may serve as stepping stones toward self-sufficiency. The objectives of social forestry as defined by the National Commission on Agriculture (NCA, 1976) are: (a) supply of fuelwood to replace cow dung; (b) supply of small timber; (c) supply of fodder; (d) protection of agricultural fields from wind and soil erosion; and (e) creation of recreational amenities. Its main components are: farm forestry, rural forestry, and urban forestry. Broadly speaking, their objectives are almost identical, the differences being too subtle, but worth examining." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject social forestry en_US
dc.subject economic growth en_US
dc.subject community development en_US
dc.title Social Forestry in India en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Unasylva en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 31 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 19-24 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 125 en_US

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