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Research Journal of Forestry
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-15
DOI: 10.17311/rjf.2014.1.15
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Use of Common Property Resources in Rural Household of Arunachal Pradesh: A Case Study

Ram Krishna Mandal

The framework for rural livelihood analysis is gaining ground rapidly as a ‘new’ approach to rural poverty alleviation or reduction in low income economies. In rural areas of Arunachal Pradesh, livelihoods and its diversification has always been seen. Common property resources (CPRs) are regarded as an important resource base for the rural economy in many of the developing and underdeveloped countries till today because of their significant economic contributions to the sustenance of rural livelihood. Arunachal Pradesh is renowned for endemic biodiversity as the 18th Biodiversity hotspot. The communities have direct dependency on the forest resources for their day to day livelihood. It is widely accepted that CPRs still play an important role in the life and economy of the rural population of Arunachal Pradesh. The study reveals that CPRs played a very important role in the economy of the surveyed villages although the consumption value from community forest was higher for the non-poor households in absolute terms yet in relative terms, the poor households’ dependency on community forest was very important and crucial for their survival. Hence, there was urgent need to form sustainable management of CPRs, particularly the forests in order to avoid ‘the tragedy of commons’.
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How to cite this article:

Ram Krishna Mandal , 2014. Use of Common Property Resources in Rural Household of Arunachal Pradesh: A Case Study. Research Journal of Forestry, 8: 1-15.

DOI: 10.17311/rjf.2014.1.15






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