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Implementation of the Forest Rights Act in the Western Ghats Region of Kerala

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  • Sathyapalan, Jyothis

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This study of the implementation of the Forest Rights Act 2006 in the Western Ghats of Kerala identifies the main constraints to the working of the legislation. Community rights and conservation provisions seem to be ignored. The paper also highlights the importance of integrating the implementation of the fra with the participatory forest management programmes for providing community rights to the use of forests products. It also recommends a need for sensitising communities to various provisions of the legislation.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24398.

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Date of creation: 24 Jul 2010
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Publication status: Published in Economic and Political Weekly 30.XLV(2010): pp. 65-72
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24398

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