The villagers in Jhargaon began their conservation efforts in 1961 but this attempt was unsuccessful due to various problems in the community. In 1981, they made another effort to conserve their forest with the complete support of the entire village. The executive committee was turned into an Forest Protection Committee (FPC) in 1986 and they maintained strict rules to ensure that the villagers could conserve and protect their forest. This village became part of the Joint Forest Management scheme (JFM) in 1994. In May 1999, the FPC completely banned any collection from the forest due to felling of trees in the forest. There has been an increase in the biodiversity in the surrounding forest due to the forest regeneration. The micro-plan that was made to protect the forest has been beneficial, but the villagers do not completely trust the Forest Department (FD) due to past actions.