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Common Property Resources and Forests

Eight of the projects funded under this theme deal with common property resources (CPRs), primarily forests in India. The issues covered range from Joint Forest Management in West Bengal to grassland resource management in Katchch, Gujarat.   The projects cover sustainable management of CPR, benefits to the forest fringe economy, economic analysis of forest-based livelihood systems, sustainable extraction levels of forest products, and institutional aspects associated with CPRs.


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Common Property Resources & Forests


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Common Property Resources, Agricultural Development Strategies and the Poor in West Bengal  Srabani Chakrabarthy, Vishwa Bharati University, West Bengal
CPR Institutions in West Bengal: An Analysis of Environment Economy Interface   R N Bhattacharya, Kalyani University, West Bengal
Joint Forest Management and Forest Protection Committees: Negotiation Systems and the Design of Incentives: A Case Study of West Bengal   Souvanic Roy, Bengal Engineering College, Howrah
Ecological Economic Analysis of Grassland Systems: Resource Dynamics and Management Challenges - Kachchh District (Gujarat)  C P Geevan, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, Bhuj
Environmental Conservation and Demand for Nature Based Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh  Amitava Mitra, Arunachal University, Itanagar
Natural Resource Management - Sustainable Extraction Level of Forest Products in Assam  M C Bora, Tezpur University, Tezpur
Status of Resource Utilization and Management: A Study of Chenani Watershed (J & K)   Jasbir Singh, University of Jammu, Jammu
Economic Analysis of Impact of Surface Iron Ore Mining on Natural Resources and Economy of Iron Ore Mining Belt of Eastern India   Suranjan Sinha, Bengal EngineeringCollege, Howrah


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