Behat Village comes under the Deogarh Reserve Forest range and is one of the oldest Villages that has been involved in the protection of the Reserve Forest. The conservation process started 400 years ago though they have no defined roles in the protection processes. They were provided with only Nistar rights to meet their basic needs. Most of the households are engaged in dairy business and agriculture. Over a period of time, the needs of a growing population led to an expansion in activities such as agriculture, mining and exploitation by the timber mafia. This led to a decline in the quality and quantity of forest products and firewood. At present, the Villagers in collaboration with the Forest Department are involved in forest conservation, but their engagement has remained limited due to the menace of timber mafia which is still quite active in the area.