This village went through several phases where the task of conservation of the forest was taken up by different communities in the village. The first phase, from 1980-1988, was a committee of the harijans and tribals of the village because they realised how degraded the forest had become and wanted to conserve the forest. In 1989, the Teli community tried to help protect the forest but due to immense pressure from the village, they stopped their conservation efforts. From 1989-1992, the yubak sangha (Youth club) tried to help conserve the forest. The villagers were not helpful at all and instead opposed this initiative. From 1992-1993, a few small groups from the village tried to conserve the forest without much success. In 1994-1997, the women of the village decided to help with conservation and they were quite successful despite breaking many societal norms. Although they had the support of the forest department at the beginning, the support started waning and the women lost trust in the department. In 1997, the department formed a forest protection committee in the village and this caused the entire village to participate in the conservation of the forest.