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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POTENTIAL FOREST RESTORATION PROGRAMMES INITIATED BY LOCAL NGOS AND TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
GAYATRI SEMWAL
Pages: 2825-2833
Abstract
The purpose of this research is to assess the viability of local non-governmental organization (NGO) and tribal community-led initiatives to restore degraded forestland. In accordance with India's Forest Rights Act, forest-dwelling communities get collective rights and duties for the sustainable use of their customary forests known as Community Forest Resource (CFR) Rights. However, similar to previous rights-based decentralization reforms. The issue then arises as to what function the state must serve in order to realize this decentralization based on rights and obligations. Non-state players, particularly Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) focusing on tribal or rural development concerns, were shown to play a pivotal role in facilitating the shift to community-driven forest governance in such a setting. We compared activities taking place in communities with and without NGO help.
Keywords
NGOs, Tribal Communities, Forest Restoration. Community Forest Resource
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