Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Conservation and management practices followed in forest for the livelihood support of the people in Khurda District of Odisha
Author(s): TL Mohanty, LS Lodhiyal and N Bhola
India is one of the countries in the world which has both traditional as well as scientific management practices. The management of forest through people’s participation is basically a real partnership for the conservation and development of the forest. A study conducted with 189 respondents from fourteen villages of three forests in Khurda district of Odisha revealed that the respondents were going to the forest through out the year. They were mostly collecting fire wood, wild food and fruit along with varieties of products. They were satisfied with the management policy like regular watch and ward, protection against illegal fire, quarrying and destroying of plants, protection of wild animals as well as their involvement in protection and management. But, they were not agreed to summer ploughing, restricted grazing, contour bunding, grassed waterways and digging ditches etc. Through they were favorably opined for pruning, thinning, fertilizer application and soil working at the base of the plants, but not agreed for painting of disinfectants at the basal and cutting portion, live saving irrigation and intermediary felling of matured plants. No initiatives have also been taken for intercropping approaches involving people for their benefit, Education, housing pattern, holding size, communication materials used, social participation and extension contact had influenced the respondents towards better management of the forests. It is therefore suggested that the forest department officials have to analyse all these deficiencies, sensitize the respondents through various extension approaches and take appropriate action involving people for better management of the forests benefitting both the people and Government.
How to cite this article:
TL Mohanty, LS Lodhiyal and N Bhola. Conservation and management practices followed in forest for the livelihood support of the people in Khurda District of Odisha. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2261-2263.