|Project Status||In operation|
|Conflict outcome / response:||Environmental improvements, rehabilitation/restoration of area|
Zero outmigration, Implementation of law (Forest Rights Act)
|Development of alternatives:||- Decentralised governance: A Gram Sabha (GS) was established to put together various management rules and principles to help with a sustainable forest governance and conservation. For example, the money from the sale of bamboo goes to the GS account. Wages are given on a monthly basis . 10% of the wages is retained to be given during the monsoon season when bamboo cutting is stopped for four months. |
- The villagers have decided to stop the sale of tendu leaves (used to wrap beedi/cigarettes) and mahua flowers (used to make alcohol) due to health reasons.
|Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:||Yes|
|Briefly explain:||Panchgaon has put in place very conservation centric management mechanism that ensures habitat conservation. There are clearly demarcated areas, Devrai, where no cutting and grazing is allowed. Increase in wildlife has been spotted. Sustainable extraction of bamboo is practised that also enables livelihood security. Overall village and forest development has happened. |