NTFPs in India: Rhetoric and Reality

Lele, Sharachchandra and Pattanaik, Manoj and Rai, Nitin (2010) NTFPs in India: Rhetoric and Reality. In: Wild Product Governance: Finding Policies That Work for Non-timber Forest Products. Earthscan, India, pp. 85-111. ISBN 9781849775199

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Abstract

India is a vast, ecologically and culturally diverse, and densely populated country. While the perctentage of forest cover is not very high (16-19 per cent) and many parts of these forests are in various stages of degradation, forests are a vital resource: for many communities. State policies on forests, other common land and NTFPs, and the implementation of these policies. therefore have a significant impact on rural livelihoods as well as forest condition. A changing agrarian and indlatrial context further influences the role that NTFP collection can play in rural livelihoods. Analysing current policies and practices provides important insights about the possible role for NTFPs in rural development This chapter seeks to do so by using macro-level analyses across several states and detailed case studies.

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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 04:52
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URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/261

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