Bastar district in Chhattisgarh state has more than 40% of its area covered with forests and almost 80% of its population is forest-dependent. In October 2021, we launched a 1-year project on “Training, Capacity Building, and Decision Support for Community Forest Resource Rights recognition and Management in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh”. Our primary goal is to enhance the capacities of Gram Sabhas in Bastar district to claim CFRR rights and develop management plans that allow for sustainable forest use and equitable livelihood enhancement. Simultaneously, we aim to enhance the capacities of the district administration to strengthen the processing and recognition of CFRR claims, and to promote convergence of government policies and programs to integrate livelihood enhancement with decentralised forest governance.
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Support: Bastar District Administration