Forests for Whom? Destruction and Restoration in the UP Himalaya
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Book ID : 14816
ISBN-10 : 81-241-0322-4 / 8124103224
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Edition : (Reprint)
Language : English
231p., App., Bib., Gloss., Index, 23 cm. (Reprint of 1999)
Part I: Destruction: 1. Who is Destroying the Himalayan Forests? 2. British Forest Policy in the Nineteenth Century: The Formative Years; 3. Destruction of the Eco-system; 4. Destruction of the Pastoral Economy: Cattle vs Forests; 5. Destruction Decade in U.P. Himalayas, 1970-80; 6. The Decline of the Reserves.
Part II: Restoration: 7. Social Forestry in the Himalayas; 8. Survival Rates of Government Plantations; 9. The Strategies of Plantation and Protection; 10. Policy Options.
Part III: The People's Forests: 11. People's Protected Forests; 12. Eco-Management Practices in People's Forests; 13. Eco-Management by Women's Groups; 14. Future Trends.
Appendix; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.
This book is the outcome of a study leave project undertaken by the author for the Planning Commission in 1986-87. The project focussed on afforestation strategies being adopted by the forest department in the located in the Thri Garhwal district of Uttar Pradesh. The chipko movement has been extensively studied as a mojor response of the local people to the problem of deforestation caused by commercial exploitation of forests. However, people's responses to the more difficult problem of protecting and regenerating forests in the Himalayas have not been extensively documented. The present study fills an important gap in this respect.