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  • The Joint Forest Management (JMF) programme furnishes a good example for involving local communities in the management and restoration of degraded forests. 
  • The programme has been in formal existence since 1988 when the state of Odisha passed the first resolution for joint forest management.
  • JMF depends on the formation of local (village) institutions that undertake protection activities mostly on degraded forest land managed by the forest department.
  • In return , the members of these communities  are entitled to intermediary benefits like non-timber forest produce and share in the timber harvested by ‘successful protection’.

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 13 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.