Declining instituted collective management practices and forest quality in the central Himalayas

Kulbhushan Balooni, Vishwa Ballabh, Makoto Inoue

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There is a steady decline in instituted forest management practices and also a quantitative and qualitative decline of once dense and well-managed van panchayat forests in the Kumaon hills in the central Himalayas. This study examines and identifies the factors leading to this decline and suggests that any efforts at the revival of van panchayats must be made on an understanding of these causative factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1452
Number of pages10
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 21
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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