Post-CFR Scenarios in Central Indian Landscape: Prioritising Issues and Developing Support Mechanisms | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
June 2015
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2006-2017 Copyright © Foundation for Ecological Security

The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) supported a scoping study to understand the range of post CFR issues in the central Indian landscape,  especially in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha. It also proactively sought to draw experiences from states such as Maharashtra and Kerala where established mechanisms related to post CFR issues have been implemented through various partnerships.

The objective  was  to  understand  how  these  rights  are  playing  out  in  different  context  and whether  they  are  influenced  by  factors  such  as  the  historical  interaction  of  particular  forest  dwelling or tribal community with a forest, whether rights are sought for use or conservation, nature of support from government agencies/institutions, capacities of the Gram Sabhas and nature of external threats to land posed to a CFR area. 

It is through this understanding that a key set of problems could be identified which would need either collective agency of rights holders,  NGOs,  government  departments  and  researchers  or  locale  specific  interventions  through a coordinated effort.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Kanchi Kohli

Spread across diverse ecological and social geographies, FES works towards conservation of nature and natural resources through collective action of local communities. The crux of FES efforts lie in locating forests and other natural resources within the prevailing economic, social and ecological dynamics in rural landscapes.

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