Community Participation in Natural Resource Management
The existing unsatisfactory condition of our natural resources is primarily a failure of the past resource management system and policies. Conservation, management and development of natural resources on a scientific basis cannot be done properly without involving the rural communities which derive their sustenance from the natural resources. The book focuses on basic need of environmental sustainability through participatory management of natural resources including land, water and forest. The distinguishing feature of the volume is that it has developed a new paradigm of eco-restructuring involving shifts in technology, economic activities and lifestyles needed to harmonize human activities with natural system.
Publication Date: 1/1/2001