Community forest, conclusion and reference
Satashidham CFUG of Shivasatakshi Municipality plays a vital role for conservation, utilization, management and development of forest resources by the direct participation of user groups in the local level of community. Moreover, as participatory approach Satashidham CF has not only provided the basic need of the rural people but also enhanced the rural livelihood. It has also empowered people towards identify or realize their problems, team buildings, group dynamism as well as self- motivation in community development activities.
As we know, each and every thing has its positive and negative impacts on the community, so is found in Satashidham CF. During the time of field study it was observed that CF program has now become an integral part in the life of rural people despite some negative issue that the participation women is high than men but the role of women is inactive in decision making process. However, situation is slowly being more favorable for the women’s participation in decision making level day by day.
The following recommendations are suggested from this study for an effective management and conservation of this community forest:
- Strict rules should be formulated and implemented to discourage pollution.
- License system should be started to disallow over extraction of fodder.
- Women participation in the forest conservation should be emphasized.
- Research must increase in community forest.
- Proper marketing network need to be established.
- Deforestation should be stop.
- Laws should be formulated against illegal trade and pouching.
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