Phuljhar jungle Surakhiya committee

100 ha
Forest Area under IFA → Reserve forest, Forest Area under IFA → Village forest
Sundargarh, Odisha


Area (ha)100
Ecosystem TypeForest
Number of households120
Number of people500

Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
Year of Formation1965
MotivationsLivelihood, Ecological functions, Self empowerment, Religious/cultural sentiments, Wild biodiversity conservation, Response to external threat

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAsYes
Decision Making BodyOthers → ?
Rules and Regulations-
Community activities through the yearFire Management, Regulation of harvest, Patrolling, watch and ward, Soil and water conservation

Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Forest Area under IFA → Reserve forest, Forest Area under IFA → Village forest
FRA Applicability Yes
Community Forest Resource Rights (CFR)CFR claim filed and in process
Date of filing CFR claim-
Level of CFR claim -
Date of recognition of CFR claim-
Management plan status-
Land OwnershipGovernment owned → Forest Department, Government owned → Revenue Department, Community Owned
Other Recognised Status Others → ?
Sacred Landscape-

Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceCut fodder, Grazing, Firewood, Non-timber forest produce, Timber, Fish
Social ImpactsCommunity empowerment, Empowerment of women/youth/disadvantaged sections, Assured land ownership or access, Revival or continuation of cultural/religious associations, Mitigation of external threat
Ecological ImpactNatural habitat preservation, Good diversity and population of wildlife, Good diversity of crops, livestock, fish, Improved/sustained ecological services
Internal Threats and ChallengesConflict with other communities, Reduced awareness about biodiversity and its value, Lack of resources and pressures of poverty, Over-harvesting from within the community, Changing socio-cultural practices and aspirations
External Threats and ChallengesRestrictive laws and policies, Unwanted extraction, Invasive or non-native species

Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceThrough participation and consent of entire community
Year of Study2001

References and Glossary

References and Glossary

Multimedia, News and Updates

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