Linkages of Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) with Institutions of Community Participation and Panchayati Raj Institutions
This webinar would deliberate on the issues of overlapping regulatory regime and multiplicity of institutions in the context of Joint Forest Management in India
On 5th April 2021, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM IST
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) is organizing the third webinar in a series of five on the topic of Linkages of Joint Forest Management with institutions of community participation and Panchayati Raj institutions. The webinar will have the participation of stakeholders such as representatives of State Forest Departments, Academic institutions, JFM committees, Biodiversity Management Committees, State Biodiversity Boards, National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, NGOs, and more. The webinar will be held on 5th April 2021 from 11.00 AM - 1.00 PM.
As per the provisions of National Forest Policy 1988, the Government of India issued JFM guidelines in 1990 for creating massive people's movement through the involvement of village committees for the protection, regeneration, and development of degraded forest lands. The JFM Guidelines have been updated during 2000 and 2002. Similarly, many states mainstreamed JFM by linking the same with Gram Panchayats. The legislations such as Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Forest Rights Act, 2006 envisage the creation of local-level institutions having overlapping mandate with JFM committees. This webinar would deliberate on the issues of overlapping regulatory regime and multiplicity of institutions in the context of Joint Forest Management in India.