CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. Ethnomedicinal Plants in Arnuchal Pradesh: Some Tacit Prospects 3. Indigenous Medicinal Practices of Bhotia Tribal Community on Indian Central Himalaya 4. Defining ‘Indigenous Peoples the indigenous Peoples of the Philippines the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act 5. National Dimensions of Indigenous Peoples’ Poverty 6. Poverty Assessment Review of Development Programs and Projects Asian Development Bank Experience 7. Conclusions and Recommendations for a Plan of Action Participatory Forest Management I Bangladesh Forests and Forestry Research in India Saving the life of Tribals 8. Planning Commission (MLP division) 9. Eco-Tourism for So-Called Tribal Development: A critical Assessment from an Anthropological Perspective 10. Tribal Problems and Remedial Measures 11. A Comparative Review
A major event was the Eighth World Forestry Congress, devoted to the theme “Forests for People” that gave a thrust to community forestry. In an address to Congress, even Westoby took a major departure from his previous stance, acknowledging, “the dreamed snowball-effect of forest industries on rural economics has not materialized. The term social forestry first surfaced in 1976 report of the National Commission of agriculture in India, in which it was used for a programme of activities to encourage those who depend on fuelwood and other forest products to produce their own supplies-in order to “lighten the burden on production forestry” (GOI, 1976 as cited by Arnold, 1991).