While the Forest Department has been responsible for forest-related issues in India since colonial times, in recent decades a range of other actors have become visible in the sector. This paper summarises perceptions of our respondents on the role of these actors and organisations in the forest sector, taking into account the ground realities in Harda district. It focuses on the roles of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), Mass Tribal Organisations (MTOs), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) and international donors.
Vira, B. et al. 2005. Other stakeholders in the forest sector. Cambridge-Harda Project Policy Paper 5. Cambridge: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. 4 pp.