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Impact of a moral hazard problem in the Joint Forest Management Programme: a study from forest-dependent households in West Bengal

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  • Nimai Das
  • Debnarayan Sarker

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This study seeks to explore the impact of a moral hazard problem in the Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme between the government and forest fringe communities of a province in West Bengal, India. It suggests that if there is no incentive plan for the poor, it is hard for the government to monitor their actions. The poor tend to take welfare subsidies and yet harvest optimally. A good incentive fee dependent on their work (output) is required for livelihood sustenance of poor people and sustainability of forest resources.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Economic Policy Reform.

Volume (Year): 12 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 323-331

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Keywords: Joint Forest Management (JFM) programme; JFM and non-JFM forests; forest-dependent household; non-timber forest products; forest income;

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  1. Das, Nimai, 2010. "Incidence of forest income on reduction of inequality: Evidence from forest dependent households in milieu of joint forest management," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(8), pages 1617-1625, June.

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