Joint Forest Management Committee

Joint Forest Management Committees (FPC) of Bankura FOREST

Joint Forest Management originated in West Bengal accidentally at the Arabari Forest Range in West Midnapore, near Midnapore town in 1971. The major hardwood of Arabari is sal, a commercially profitable forest crop. Sri Ajit Kumar Banerjee, a silviculturalist, working for the Forest Department as the Divisional Forest Officer, was conducting trials which were constantly being disturbed by grazing and illegal harvesting by the local populace. At the time there were no initiatives for sharing of forest resources between the government and the locals, with the government considering many of the locals no more than "thieves”. The forest official, against the suggestions of his co-workers, sought out representatives of eleven local villages and negotiated the terms of a contract with an ad hoc Forest Protection Committee. The initial program involved 612 families managing 12.7 square kilometers of forests classified as "degraded". 25% of profits from the forests were shared with the villagers. The experiment was successful and was expanded to other parts of the state in 1987. JFM is still in force at Arabari.

F.P.C. AT A GLANCE OF BANKURA FOREST

FPC details of Bankura (North) Division

SL No.

Range

Beat

No. of FPC

Total No. of Beneficiaries

Male

Female

SC

ST

OBC

General

Area under
protection in ha.

01

Beliatore

4

72

6173

5996

177

1671

395

11

4096

7655.86

02

Chhatna

3

58

5333

4911

422

1794

1685

-

1854

2261.582

03

Sonamukhi

4

50

7019

6813

206

2450

1022

5

3542

7047.53

04

Mejia

2

15

1605

1563

42

794

314

-

497

518.000

05

Barjora

3

44

4752

4630

122

2604

168

-

1980

3533.68

06

Patrasayer

3

54

3597

3353

244

1696

595

-

1306

4433.94

07

Bankura North

3

65

6562

6341

221

2323

477

431

3331

3770.7

08

Radhanagar

4

75

6485

6301

184

2992

678

80

2735

6689.4

09

G.Ghati

4

73

7657

7381

276

2345

771

-

4541

5256.92

10

Saltora

3

35

3665

3465

200

1256

1812

157

440

2355.33

Grand Total :-

33

541

52848

50754

2094

19925

7917

684

24322

43522.942

 

FPC details of Bankura (South) Division

 

Sl.No.

Range

Beat

No. of FPC

Total No. of Beneficiaries

Male

Female

SC

ST

Other

Area under
protection in ha.

1

Bankura

3

47

6951

6549

402

2272

335

4344

3230.45

2

Indpur

4

63

7369

6899

470

2895

1314

3160

4310.72

3

Fulkusma

3

38

2797

2626

171

619

1496

682

3993.09

4

Jhilimili

2

24

2568

2396

172

406

1667

495

3350.23

5

Ranibundh

4

55

4942

4230

712

213

3320

1409

5418.94

6

Pirrorgari

3

53

5930

5728

202

1227

1514

3189

4004.42

7

Khatra

4

104

7942

7533

409

1881

2218

3843

4277.64

8

Hirbandh

3

36

2574

2369

205

498

586

1490

1922.18

9

Kamalpur

3

28

2332

2051

281

494

928

910

1670.82

10

Simlapal

3

53

4940

4650

290

1453

1521

1966

4238.46

11

Sarenga

3

50

4818

4352

466

964

1261

2593

4648.03

12

Motgoda

3

63

4771

4154

617

764

2230

1777

3032.1

 

Total

38

614

57934

53537

4397

13686

18390

25858

44097.08

 

FPC details of Panchet Division

 

FPC details of Panchet Division

Sl.No.

Range

Beat

No. of FPC

Area under
protection in ha.

Male

Female

SC

ST

Other

  
1Joypur4525875.53535828328552292557  
2Bishnupur5295407.59376047621676121457  
3Taldangra3475521.76396824216509681592  
4Bankadaha5627304.528939289238520024841  
5Onda4414356.78530327219768632736  
 

Total

21

231

28466.18

27328

1562

11033

4674

13183

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