Forest Rights in Baiga Chak, Madhya Pradesh
Economic & Political Weekly, vol lIi nos 25 & 26.
Economic & Political Weekly
Translating the potential of the Forest Rights Act into reality is a challenge even in regions “meant for” Adivasis, such as the Baiga Chak in eastern Madhya Pradesh, given the weak
capacity for collective action, tangled relationship with the forest department, changing youth aspirations, and people’s conception of the environment at variance with some provisions
of the act.
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Venkat Ramanujam Ramani
Action Research and Policy Support on Community Forest Resource management in Central India