Baiga Chak forms a group of Villages within the forest ecosystem in Dindori tribal district of the state. Dhaba Village is one of these Villages. Agriculture and collection of non-timber forest products is the main source of livelihood of the people here. The forest also has religious and cultural significance for the community members. The Baigas used to practice shifting cultivation earlier and around 200 to 300 years ago, people settled in this place and they have been protecting the forest on their own since then. In the 1980s, Forest Protection Committee was formed in the Village to formalize the process of forest conservation. The FPC does not have written bye-laws but the community follows some tacit rules agreed by everyone. The community also received the right to use their forest through the Forest Rights Act 2006.