The Forest Rights Act or FRA was enacted in 2006, following collective pressure from a massive social movement to correct the historical injustices imposed since the colonial takeover of India's forests.
The economic impact of forest hydrological services on local communities - A case study from the western ghats of India by South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)Posted on 16 Jun, 2011 03:38 PM
The paper informs that the conventional wisdom that ‘more forest is always better’ has dominated policy making in the management of forested watersheds. In the context of the supposed hydrological regulation service provided by forest ecosystems, however, hydrologists have debated this assumption for more than two decades.
A structure for environment governance: A perspective on proposed National Environmental Protection Agency – A commentary in Economic and Political WeeklyPosted on 27 Apr, 2011 07:46 PM
This report on a round table held in November 2009 by a cross section of activists, policy analysts and academics deals with a move by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to restructure the environmental governance structure of the country through the proposed National Environmental Protection Agency.
This report by FoRWARD deals with the reorientation of the watershed development programme in India. The government is apparently committing larger resources for watershed development and plans to bring most of the dryland, degraded lands under the coverage of the programme over the next 25 years or so.