Amroniya Village was known for rich forest resources till the 1960s, after which the forest density declined due to natural calamities and human interference. The community initiated conscious efforts in forest protection and conservation as their survival and sustenance depended largely on the Village forest, locally known as the Mandu Jungle. The Amroniya Village forest protection committee was formed in the year 1980 and it has formulated and strictly follows bye-laws for protection of forests and benefit sharing mechanism for collection of forest produce. These efforts led to the forest cover being visible again. However, increase in population and grazing is now again exerting pressure on the forest despite the community’s continuous conservation efforts.