"... Such examples of realising economic benefits have a direct positive impact on forest growth,”
"It's their mainstream, what we call alternatives"
Over 3,000 canals spread across 5,000 hectares dug in order to save mangroves that supported the fish on which the community dependes.
Local communities and gram sabhas better understand the local complexities than local administrations while dealing with a crisis
resisting mining ... and moving towards social, political, economic and ecological transformation
How did the Panchayat achieve such financial and political independence and empowerment?
In times of crisis forest rights allow communities to move forward in self-sustenance while protecting and conserving their forests...
The Gram Sabha values the forests and knows the outcomes of protecting and nurturing it
Encourage local communities to capitalise on the increased bird tourism in Uttarakhand by setting up homestays ...