Dhurkuch forest is an indispensable source of useful products that play a vital role in the social life of the community that resides there. Bamboo is used as poles, its leaves are used to weave baskets and its products are used in construction of thatched roofs. Tendu leaves are used for making plates, which indirectly supplements the primary income of the Village folk. The community members hold the forest in great esteem for its ecological significance. They claim that the forest helps in checking soil erosion and silting and also enhances water supply in the area. The Dhurkuch Village Forest Protection Committee came into being in 1999 under the Joint Forest Management Committee scheme and they have laid down bye-laws for good governance.