Amadongri is a small Village situated in the Dindori district and is located on the bank of the river Narmada. The economy of the district depends on agriculture and sale of forest products. The district is covered by Sal and Sagoun trees and forest products like Tendu leaves are collected. In Anadongri the conservation effort reportedly started around 150 years ago by Gond and Lodhi rulers, and the communities that settled later on continued to follow the rules and regulations. The main institution involved in the forest conservation is the Gram Van Samiti or the Village Forest Committee (VFC), which was formed in 1998 by the Forest Range Officer. The VFC protects the forest because the Village is dependent on it for non-timber forest produce and the top of the hill of the forest is sacred to them.