Participatory PA Management
West Bengal is the pioneer state in India in initiating Joint Forest Management. This movement of JFM had its genesis at Arabari in Midnapur District of West Bengal where 618 families of 11 villages were motivated in early 70’s to rejuvenate 1,186 ha. of degraded sal forest by roping in their participation through a set of activities of employment generation and sharing of NTFP from such forests. This was followed by the adoption of the Govt.’s decision in 1989 to share 25 % of usufructs and net profit of the intermediate and final yield respectively. This and subsequent resolutions of Government gave institutional support to the existing participatory system of Forest management.

Name of P.A./
Division
Number of EDC Number of FPC Total (EDC
+FPC)
Number of EDC members Number of FPC members Total members (EDC+
FPC)
Total area Protected (in Ha.)
Wildlife-III (including Jaldapara) 26 25 51 6697 3909 10606 21017.67
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary 15 0 15 1154 0 1154 11458
Sundarban Tiger Reserve 14 11 25 4483 4065 8548 25194
24-Parganas (South) 0 40 40 0 24664 24664 43737
Gorumara National Park 9 0 9 1478 0 1478 5589.96
Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary 11 0 11 1208 0 1208 3000
Singhalila National Park 1 0 1 90 0 90 1979
Neora Valley National Park 6 0 6 2892 0 2892 5594.17
Buxa Tiger Reserve 21 41 62 2527 7947 10474 64836.44
Nadia-Murshidabad 10 10 916 916
Grand Total 103 127 230 20529 41501 62030 182406.24



Number of Self-help Groups (SHG)
     
  Wildlife-III division including Jaldapara = 68 Nos.
  Buxa Tiger Reserve = 359 Nos.
  24-Parganas (South) = 94 Nos. (including 25 Women SHG)
  Wildlife Division-II = 26 Nos. (25 Women SHG)
  Sundarban Tiger Reserve = 198 Nos.
  Nadia-Murshidabad = 4 Nos.
     
  Source:  
  Annual Report of 24-Pgns(S) for 2006-07
Annual Report of STR for 2006-07 & 2007-08
Details of FPC/EDC in BTR' by DFD, BTR(E) dt.11.09.07 by hand
e-mail dt. 26.09.07 of DFO, WL-II
e-mail dt. 09.08.07 of DFO, CoB
Letter No. 2134/23-6 dt. 24.06.08 of DFO, NMD reg. Annual Report 2007-08 of WL Wing
Annual Report of NMD for 2007-08
 
     
     
     
 
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