Mapping Community Forest Resource Potential and Progress
in CFR Recognition in Central India

This work is part of ATREE's project, Action Research and Policy Support on Community Forest Resource management in Central India.

GIS work was carried out primarily by Arushi Khare, with contributions from Parthipan S., Ved Kolhatkar and Pallavi Tyagi for the Chhattisgarh layers

Database of CFR titles recognized in Maharashtra was cleaned, linked with Census codes and geo-tagged by Dr. Atul Joshi and Dr. Shruti Mokashi from ATREE, and by Arun Venkatraman, Paul Fernandes and Vishnukant Govindwad from TISS, Mumbai.

WebGIS work was carried out by Shiva Subramanya S. @ ATREE

Landing page and overview provided by Dr. Shruti Mokashi, CFR Project, ATREE

Project Leader: Dr. Sharachchandra Lele, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Environment & Development (Email: if you have any questions.)

Financial support for this activity came from the Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF). Core support to ATREE from the Ford Foundation and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies is also acknowledged.