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Operational Strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India.

Management Development Programme on 'Developing Criteria and Indicators Framework for Sustainable Management of Forest Resources', Duration: 21-25 June 2010, Venue: IIFM, Bhopal

Project Summary
Background
Project Strategy
Project Objective
Intended Situation After Project Completion
Project Outputs
Project Completion Report
FRA Manual
Contact

Project Summary

The research project titled "Operational Strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India" was launched on 6th June 2001 at Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India with the intention to develop capacity and create conditions for sustainable forest management in the country. Initially the project was operationalized in the States of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh. Subsequently the project activities have been extended in other parts of the country including Orissa, Gujarat, Kerala and Sikkim. The project has registered considerable progress in achieving its two specific objectives of developing and operationalising a functioning system of C&I for SFM and of institutional capacity building through field based research activities. The achievements made in the project were shared with potential stakeholders at national and international platforms. The Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting was held on 14th April 2009 expressed satisfaction on the progress achieved by the project. The PSC recommended one more year of extension of the project period from July 2009 to June 2010 for strengthening the some of the ongoing activities at the project sites and to enhance the activities in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Orissa, Sikkim and Kerala by utilizing available approved fund.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To develop and operationalise a functioning system of criteria and indicators for sustainable forestry development, with community participation; and
  2. To establish institutional capability for implementing C&I for sustainable forestry development.

These specific objectives will be achieved through the project outputs envisaged, namely :

  • A well defined C&I system for SFM/SFD for the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Gujarat, Sikkim and Kerala and for selected FMUs within the States;
  • C&I plan for the states;
  • Manuals and guidelines for operationalising C&I for SFM/SFD;
  • Implement and establish C&I for SFM in selected FMUs ;
  • A fully established expert Forest Management Information System;
  • Increased commitment for SFM/SFD at the national level;
  • Development of necessary human resources;
  • Strengthened institutional system and establishment of participatory arrangements for implementing C&I for SFM/SFD;
  • A viable system of forest valuation and forest certification;
  • Planning and action for C&I related research and technology development; and
  • A system for monitoring and evaluation of C&I implementation.

Background

This project stems from a pre-project viz.: Sustainable Tropical Forest Management through Community Participation in India (PD 8/99-f), supported by ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organisation), which was executed by IIFM between October 1999 and April 2000. The outcomes of the pre-project clearly highlighted an urgent need for a larger initiative, to be undertaken in a phased manner in this regard.

Criteria and Indicators (C&I) is the term used to describe systematic approach to measuring, monitoring and reporting. These C&I indicate the direction of change and also suggest ways for enhancing progress towards Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), to ensure continuous availability of forest goods and services. It provides a rationalised framework for monitoring regional, national and international progress towards SFM.

Bhopal-India process was India's initiative on realization of the need by Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) to develop a practical and indigenous mechanism for monitoring SFM in the country. It was conceptualized that the development of C&I for SFM in India would provide the most effective way to set management targets that are in harmony with National Forest Policy (1988). The Bhopal-India process in 1998 was India's initiative on realization of the need by Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) to develop a practical and indigenous mechanism for monitoring SFM in the country. It was conceptualized that the development of C&I for SFM in India would provide the most effective way to set management targets that are in harmony with National Forest Policy (1988).The criteria and indicators of Bhopal-India process were revisited and a refined set of indicators was developed in the year 2005. Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI developed a National Set of C&I for natural forests on the line of B-I process.

The project intends to operationalise C&I approach for sustainable forest management through actual implementation in selected forest management units (Forest Divisions) in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Orissa, Sikkim and Kerala.

Project Strategy

The rationale behind the project is that in achieving the development objective of sustainable forestry development in the country, it will be more useful to address the underlying causes of unsustainability and this can be accomplished by implementing clear and consistent C&I through community participation and capacity building, and by ensuring that such C&I for SFM/SFD are fully complied.

Experience has clearly shown that "fines and fences" and such other non-participatory approaches are ineffective and involve heavy financial and social cost as well as high risk of failure. The project, therefore, adopts a three-pronged strategy.

  1. Develop, operationalise and implement appropriate C&I for SFM/SFD in the different categories of FMUs (based on vegetational, functional, and legal/ownership classification), within an overall umbrella of national level C&I.
  2. Strengthen institutions (including changes in attitudinal orientation) and institutional capability for implementing C&I for SFM/SFD.
  3. Encourage and enable organised and informed people's participation in implementing C&I for SFM/SFD.

These strategy provide an appropriate route to achieve the objectives and outputs of the project in an efficient and effective manner.

Project Objectives

Development objective
The development objective of the project is to create conditions for, and thus help achieve, Sustainable Forestry Development in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, and by stages over the entire country.

Specific Objectives
Two specific objectives of the project which will directly contribute to the achievement of the project's development objective are :

  1. To develop and operationalise a functioning system of C&I for sustainable forestry development, with community participation through refinement of the Bhopal-India (B-I) Process for SFM following the guidelines contained in the ITTO Criteria and Indicators (C&I).
  2. To establish institutional capability for implementing C&I for sustainable forestry development taking into consideration the principles contained in the ITTO manuals and other relevant documents.

Intended situation after project completion

  • a well defined system of C&I for SFM/SFD for the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Gujarat, Sikkim and Kerala along with implementation plans and related guidelines for operationalising the system,
  • identified pilot areas (Forest Divisions) representing different management categories and implement C&I for SFM/SFD therein,
  • established expert forest management information system with particular reference to the use of criteria and indicators. These will result in increased commitment for SFD at National as well as State levels.

By the time the project is completed, development of human resource (through fellowships, training, basic education and extension) would be sufficient enough to expand the system of C&I for SFM/SFD to the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Gujarat, Sikkim and Kerala. Institutional structures would have been strengthened to carry forward, facilitate, and manage the system at the centre and in other States.

To provide a firm basis for SFM/SFD, there would be systems/methods for forest valuation, research and technology development, monitoring and evaluation and arrangements for people's participation. The main constraints for the smooth functioning of the system would have to be removed or reduced.

At the project completion stage, there will be a clear laid out direction for continuing and completing the task of universal application of C&I and related strategies for SFM/SFD over the entire country. It is expected that universal adoption of C&I for SFM/SFD will serve to promote investment and action for tropical forest development and its sustainable utilisation.

Outputs

Specific Objective 1

To develop and operationalise a functioning system of criteria and indicators (C&I) for sustainable forestry development, with community participation

Output 1.1 A well defined C & I system for SFM/SFD in new states(Gujarat and Orissa) and selected FMUs within the states.

Output 1.2 Ensure the incorporation of C&I in the forest management plan and working plan with updated skill.

Output 1.3 Manuals and technical documents for the newly identified project sites and enhanced capacity to apply it in the FMU.

Output 1.4 Collection of Benchmark data for newly identified project sites and periodic updation of the data for the site specific indicators and developing standards for the indicators and assessing their performance

Output 1.5 Regular dissemination of project news and information to the stakeholders through newsletters and documents

Output 1.6 Increased awareness and create conditions for the SFM activity for the research and development in C&I. Exchange views and ideas with national and international experts.

Specific Objective 2

To establish institutional capability for implementing C&I for sustainable forestry development.

Output 2.1 Development of education and publicity aids (Audio & video), course materials for graduate and postgraduate students. International travel to attend seminar and visits.

Output 2.2 State level SFM cells to support and coordinate SFM activities in the States. Course curriculum at University and institute levels

Output 2.3 More working groups in the JFMCs and FDAs to enhance C&I for SFM in the project sites.

Output 2.4 Proper system for FRA based on the testing in the selected FMUs/ States and development of documents for the support.

Output 2.5 Finding feasible system of forest certification and attempts for their application in the identified FMUs in the State of M.P. and CG.

Output 2.6 Evaluation of project achievements and project completion report.

Contact
Dr M.D.Omprakash
Assistant Professor, Faculty - Ecosystem and Environment Management
Email : prakash@iifm.ac.in

Chattisgarh

  •     Dhamtari Forest Division
  •     Marwahi Forest Division

Madhya Pradesh

  •     East Mandla Forest Division
  •     South Seoni Forest Division
  •     Ratapani Wildlife Sanctury
  •     Harda Forest Division
  •     Sheopur Forest Division
  •     Jhabua Forest Division

Gujarat

  •     Godhra Forest Division
  •     Baria Forest Division

Odisha

  •     Ghumsur Forest Division
  •     Keonjhar Forest Division

Kerala

  •     Palakkad Forest Division

Sikkim

  •     South Sikkim Forest Division

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Reports

  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - July 2009 to Dec 2009 (Mimeograph) Page 1-15.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - Jan 2009 to June 2009 (Mimeograph) Page 1-15.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - July 2008 to Dec 2008 (Mimeograph) Page 1-15.
  • Project progress report - Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - Jan 2008 to June 2008. Page 1-13.
  • Cumulative progress report (June 2001 to Dec 2007). Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India. Page 1-41.
  • Yearly Plan of Operation on "Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India" (Mimeograph). 2006-2007. Pages 1-36.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - Jan 2006 to June 2006 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-10.
  • Cumulative progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - June 2001 to December 2005.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - Mar 2005 to July 2005 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-13.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - August 2004 to February 2005 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-10.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - September 2003 to February 2004 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-10.
  • Yearly Plan of Operation on "Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India" (Mimeograph). 2004-2005. Pages 1-23.
  • Public awareness program, 8 cross/intersite visits and training on C&I - January 2003. (Mimeograph) Page 1-23.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - September 2002 to February 2003 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-6.
  • Yearly Plan of Operation on "Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India" (Mimeograph). 2003-2004. Pages 1-19.
  • Yearly Plan of Operation on "Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India" (Mimeograph). 2002-2003. Page 1-17.
  • Fostering Prosperity - Sustainable Forest Management in India - 2002 Page 1-6.
  • Training Workshop on Information Management on Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (FORMACS) - 1-2 Aug 2002 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-23.
  • Report on " Jan Chetna rallys" and Inauguration of extension centers - 5-6 June 2002 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-14.
  • Assessment of weaknesses and gaps in C&I for Sustainable Forest Management. M. Phil. Dissertation submitted by Mr. Kiran P. Mali to IIFM-ITTO Project at IIFM Bhopal. May 2002. Page no. 1-75.
  • Progress report - Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - Feb 2003 to June 2003 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-9.
  • Progress report - Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - May 2001 to July 2001 (Mimeograph) Page 1-5.
  • Report on the field training Workshops (organised one each at 8 pilot study sites.)- Oct 2001 ((Mimeograph) Page 1-58.
  • Bhopal-India Process, Sustainable Forest Management in India (Hindi), SFM Series 2/01. August 2001. IIFM Bhopal. Page no. 1-30
  • Sustainable Forest Management. Trees Resource Outside Forests (TOF) in India, July 2001 (SFM Series 2/01). IIFM, Bhopal, M.P. Page no. 1-28.
  • Maithani, G.P. 2001. Consultancy Report submitted to IIFM-ITTO research project on operational strategy for SFM with community participation in India. IIFM Bhopal. Page no. 1-260.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - June 2001 to July 2002 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-9.
  • Project progress report- Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India - May 2001 to July 2001 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-7.
  • ITTO Pre-project on SFM through Community participation in India - Final Progress & Completion report - May 2000 (Mimeograph). Pages 1-110.
  • Govt. of India. July 2000. Report of the National Task Force on SFM at IIFM Bhopal. Page no. 1-44
  • BHOPAL-INDIA Process for Sustainable Management of Indian Forests (English), SFM Series. June 2000. IIFM Bhopal. Page no. 1-28.
  • Progress report of ITTO Pre Project on Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India (Mimeograph). March 2000. Page 1-70.
  • Assessment of weaknesses and gaps in C&I related research on "Operational strategy for Sustainable Forestry Development with Community Participation in India" (Mimeograph). Page no. 1-51.
  • Operationalising Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management of Chhattisgarh site (Mimeograph). Pages 1-10.
  • Operationalising Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management of Madhya Pradesh site (Mimeograph). Pages 1-16.

 

Proceedings

  • Proceedings of National Workshop on Sustainable Forestry Development and Forest Certification in India, 26-27 February 2009, Van Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-7669-064-2.
  • Proceedings of regional level collaborative workshop for "Initiating Criteria and Indicators Approach for Sustainable Forest Management" at Gangtok, Sikkim, 4-6 April 07. Pages 1-126. ISBN : 978-81-7969-055-0.
  • Proceedings of workshop on "Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management" at GEER Foundation, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 07-08 September 2006. Pages 1-119. ISBN: 81-7969-044-X.
  • Proceedings of workshop on "Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management" at Angul, Orissa, 20-21 June 2006. ISBN: 81-7969-035-0.
  • Proceedings of National workshop on "Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management" at IIFM, Bhopal on 24-28th April 2006.Pages 1-188, ISBN: 81-7969-034-2.
  • Proceedings of the workshop on "Incorporation of Criteria and Indicators in the Forest Working Plans" at Satpura Bhawan, Bhopal on 29th April 2005. Pages 1-54. ISBN: 81-7969-024-5
  • Proceedings of the National Workshop on "Refining Indicators of Bhopal-India Process & Implementation Strategy of C&I for SFM in India" at IIFM, Bhopal on 10th - 11th March 2005. Pages. 1-42. ISBN: 81-7969-023-7
  • Proceedings of the workshop on "Benefits and Costs of Forest Resources and Distortions in the Current System of Forest Resource Accounting" at IIFM, Bhopal on 28th - 29th Sep 2004. Pages. 1-112. ISBN: 81-7969-020-2
  • Proceedings of regional workshop on "Criteria and Indicators system for Sustainable Forest Management" at Forestry Training Institute, Kanpur on 23rd - 24th June 2004. Pages. 1-67. ISBN: 81-7969-018-0.
  • Proceedings of regional workshop on "Criteria and Indicators system for Sustainable Forest Management" at Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department, Kerala on 26th - 27th May 2004. Pages. 1-71. ISBN: 81-7969-019-9.
  • Proceedings of Regional workshop on "Criteria and Indicators system for Sustainable Forest Management" 11-12 February 2004. NIPCCD, Guwahati. Pages 1-65. ISBN: 81-7969-016-4.
  • Proceedings of the workshop on "Developing and Institutionalising a Comprehensive Forest Resource Accounting System" at IIFM Bhopal. 11-12 September 2003. Pages. 1-39. ISBN No. 81-7969-015-6.
  • Proceedings of the Regional workshop on "Strides towards sustainability: the Criteria and Indicators system of forest management" at FTI Jaipur Rajasthan 5-6 September 2003. Pages. 1-36. ISBN No. 81-7969-014-8.
  • Proceeding of Sensitization Workshop on Forest Certification and labelling - 9th Nov 2002 (Mimeograph) Page 1-13.
  • Proceeding of the "Training-Workshop on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management" organised at Tropical Forest Research Institute Jabalpur, M.P. 5-7 February 2002 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-40.
  • Proceedings of the "Training-Workshop on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management" organised at Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 29-31 January 2002 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-13.
  • Proceedings of the "Training Workshop on C&I for SFM for forest officials of Madhya Pradesh, 21-23 January 2002 (Mimeograph) Pages 1-37.
  • Proceedings of "Launch workshop on SFM through people's participation" organised at IIFM Bhopal - 06 June 2001. Pages. 1-51.
  • Proceedings of the First Steering Committee Meeting of IIFM-ITTO Project on Sustainable Forest Management Through People's Participation in India (Mimeograph) June 06 2001. IIFM Bhopal. Pages 1-18.
  • Proceedings of "National Workshop on National level Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in India" organised at India International Center, New Delhi. - 4-5 July 2000 (SFM Series - 2001). Pages. 1-70.
  • Proceedings of the Workshop on SFM held at Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore - 15th March 2000.
  • Proceedings of Field Training workshop at (a) Khatpura District - Sehore, (b) Rahatgaon District Hoshangabad, (c) Motinala District East Mandla of Madhya Pradesh. 19-25 Nov 1999.
  • Proceedings of the Regional workshop on " Sustainable Forest Management" at IGNFA, Dehradun (Northern India), 3-4 Nov,1999. Pages. 1-87.
  • Proceedings of "National Technical workshop (under Bhopal-India process of SFM) on evolving Criteria &Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management" at IIFM Bhopal - 21-23 Jan 1999. Pages 1-72.

Working Papers

  • Kotwal, P.C, 2008, Contribution of Criteria and Indicators for achieving Sustainable Forest Management: A case study from India. Working paper FM/35, FAO Rome(Italy).
  • Kotwal, P. C. , L. S. Kandari and D. Dugaya. 2008. Bioindicators in sustainable management of tropical forests in India. African Journal of Plant Science 2 (9):099-104
  • Kotwal, P.C., M. D. Omprakash, L. S. Kandari, K. P. Mali, Mohit Badyal and Apurva Mishra 2008. Sustainable forest management through community participation. Current Science, 95(8): 1015 - 1017.
  • Kotwal, P.C. and M.D. Ompraksah. 2008. Criteria and Indicators for SFM through community participation for communicating sustainable development of forest. Paper presented in Forest C&I analytical framework and report workshop, 19-21 May, 2008. Metla House, Joensuu, Finland.
  • Singh, Katar, K.P. Mali, M.D. Omprakash, and P.C. Kotwal. 2008. Forest resource accounting for sustainable development: A case of the Dangs Forest Division, MP, India. Paper presented in National Seminar on Community based sustainable Natural Resources Management & Development in North-East India, 26-27 April 2008 at College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Omprakash, M.D., P.C. Kotwal, D. Dugaya and B.K. Prasad. 2008. Sustainable Forest Management through community participation: Criteria and Indicators approach. Paper presented in National Seminar on Community based sustainable Natural Resources Management & Development in North-East India, 26-27 April 2008 at College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Rawat, T.S., B.L. Menaria, D. Dugaya and P.C. Kotwal. 2008. Sustainable forest management in India. Current Science 94(8): 996-1002.
  • Kotwal P.C., M.D. Omprakash, Sanjay Gairola and D.Dugaya. 2007. Ecological Indicators: Imperative to Sustainable Forest Management. Ecological Indicators 8(1): 104-107.
  • Kotwal P.C., Tajbar S. Rawat and Dharmendra Dugaya. 2006. Standardizing the Indicators and their threshold values for Measuring Sustainability of Forests. Paper presented at "International Seminar on Forests, Forest Products and Services: Research, Development and Challenges Ahead", 1-3 Nov 2006, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal.
  • Omprakash M.D., L.S.Khandari, Sanjay Gairola and Arvind Bhatt. 2006. Developing Indicators for Measuring Sustainability at Forest Management Unit Level: Need of Collective Research Approach. Paper presented at "International Seminar on Forests, Forest Products and Services: Research, Development and Challenges Ahead", 1-3 Nov 2006, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal.
  • Kotwal P.C., M.D. Omprakash and Sanjay Gairola. 2006. New paradigm in forest management: Criteria and indicators approach for Sustainable Forest Management in India. Paper presented at XII Silvicultural Conference, 1-3 February 2006 at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttaranchal. Page No. 102-114.
  • Kotwal P.C. 2006. Criteria and Indicators approach for sustainable forest management. National Seminar on 'Recent advances in forest sciences', 30-31 January 2006 at Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.
  • Kotwal, P.C. and N.V. Horo. 2006. The new paradigm for monitoring and assessment of forest resources: Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Advancing Frontiers of Ecological Researches in India. Published by Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, India. Page No. 29-50.
  • Kotwal, P.C. and Dharmendra Chandurkar. 2003. Operational model of adoptive co- Management of Indian Forests - Based on Criteria and Indicators. World Forestry Congress 2003.
  • Chandurkar, Dharmendra & Sudeshna Venny. 2003. A case study on "Computerized Forest management Control and Forest Information Management System in India: An application to Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest management. Working Paper FM/23, FAO Rome (Italy).
  • Kotwal, P.C. and Dharmendra Chandurkar. 2003. Towards Sustainable Forest Management in India. Indian Forester, Vol. 129, No. 5. Page no. 551-563.
  • Kotwal, P.C. D. Dugaya and Y.D. Jadhav. 2002. Forestry Practices for Carbon Management: Indigenous. Proceeding of International Symposium on Forest Carbon Sequestration and Monitoring. Page no. 63-73.
  • Kotwal, P.C, M. M. Yadav, Navin V. Horo and D. Dugaya. 2002. Forest Certification and Labeling. Background selected reading on SFM and Certification. 9 November 2002 at MFP Federation, Bhopal M.P. (Mimeograph). Page no. 1-51.
  • Ram Prasad & P.C. Kotwal. 2001. Progress of implementation of Sustainable Management of Dry Forests in Asia with special emphasis on Indian initiative. Paper contributed for the International expert meeting on Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting (MAR) on the progress towards Sustainable Forest Management, 5-8 November 2001, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Ram Prasad. 2000. "Sustainable Forest management for dry forests of South Asia" in Development of National level Criteria and Indicators for the Sustainable Management of Dry Forests in Asia: Background paper, Edited by Cheng, T.L and Patrick B. Durst. FAO Bangkok, Thailand.

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Technical Document

  • Forest Resource Valuation and Accounting: An Exploratory study in Sikkim - 2009. ISBN :978-81-7969-065-9. Pages 1-114.
  • Sustainable Forestry Development in India : Case studies in operationalising Criteria and Indicators approach. 2009. ISBN:978-81-7969-066-6. Pages 1-297.
  • Country Report based on National Set of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Managment - 2009. ISBN: 978-81-7969-063-5. Pages 1-100.
  • An Operational Manual For Forest Resource Valuation And Accounting. - 2009 ISBN: 978-81-7969-062-8. Pages 1-90.
  • Forest Resource Valuation and Accounting: An Exploratory study in the State of Orissa - 2008. ISBN: 978-81-7969-060-4. Pages 1-126.
  • Manual: Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in India - 2008. ISBN: 81-7969-061-1. Pages. 1 - 108.
  • Illustrated manual on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. 2008. ISBN No. 81-7969-002-4. Page no. 1-158.
  • Forest Resource Valuation and Accounting: An Exploratory study in the State of Gujarat.- 2008 ISBN: 978-81-7969-058-1. Pages 1-122.
  • Fostering Sustainable Forest Management in India through Criteia and Indicators. Country Report - 2007. ISBN: 81-7969-052-0. Pages 1-124.
  • Forest Management and Control System in India: Application of Criteria and Indicator approach. Software Manual - 2007. ISBN: 81-7969-051-2. Pages 1-83.
  • Forest Certification : A Tool for Sustainable Forest Management-2007. ISBN: 81-7969-047-4. Pages 1-190.
  • Bhopal-India Process: Operational Strategy and Reporting Formats on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in India(Hindi version)- 2007. ISBN: 81-7969-048-2. Pages. 1 - 87.
  • Annotated Bibliography on Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification - 2006. ISBN: 81-7969-036-09. Pages 1-186.
  • Bhopal-India Process: Operational Strategy and Reporting Formats on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in India - 2006. ISBN: 81-7969-038-5. Pages. 1 - 90.
  • Sustainable Forestry Development through Community Participation in India : The Criteria and Indicators Approach - 2006. ISBN: 81-7969-037-7. Pages. 1 - 154.
  • Illustrated manual on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainble Forest Management (Revised edition) - 2006. ISBN: 81-7969-002-4. Pages 1-99.
  • Forest Resource Valuation and Accounting: A Critique of the Conventional Method and a Framework for a New System - 2005. ISBN: 81-7969-022-9. Page. 1-137.
  • Strategy for Operationalising Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in India - June 2003. ISBN No. 81-7969-012-1. Pages 1-42.
  • Review of Course Curriculum: Incorporation C & I for SFM (Mimeograph) August 2003. Page no. 1-42.
  • Manual for operationalising Criteria & Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management at forest management unit level in India (Hindi). January 2003. ISBN No. 81-7969-007-5. Page 1-87.
  • Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. Implementation Plan for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (Mimeograph) 2002. IIFM, Bhopal. Page no. 1-24.
  • Manual for operationalising Criteria & Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management at forest management unit level in India. 2002. ISBN No. 81-7969-001-6. Page no. 1-70
  • Illustrated manual on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management. 2002. ISBN No. 81-7969-002-4. Page no. 1-103.
  • Annotated Bibliography on Sustainable Forest Management. 2002. ISBN No. 81-7969-003-2. Page no. 1-93.
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