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Malika Virdi
Malika Virdi
Malika Virdi
Malika Virdi
Malika Virdi
Malika Virdi

Sarmoli-Jainti Van Panchayat

Forest, Grasslands, Wetlands and rivers, Others → Mountain Ecosystem
34 ha
Others → Van Panchayat
Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
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Description

Description
CountryIndia
Area (ha)34
Ecosystem TypeForest, Grasslands, Wetlands and rivers, Others → Mountain Ecosystem
Category of CCADefined
Number of households350
Number of people1500


Origin and Establishment

Origin and Establishment
Origin-
Year of Formation1948
MotivationsLivelihood, Ecological functions, Self empowerment, Religious/cultural sentiments, Wild biodiversity conservation, Agricultural and livestock diversity conservation, Response to external threat, nature based tourism


Governance, Management and Conservation Systems

Governance, Management and Conservation Systems
Collective of CCAs-
Decision Making BodyOthers → Van Panchayat
Rules and RegulationsFormal
Community activities through the yearFire Management, Regulation of harvest, Patrolling, watch and ward, Plantations and restoration activities, Soil and water conservation, Fencing, cultural activities


Legal and Other Recognitions

Legal and Other Recognitions
Legal Status Others → Van Panchayat
FRA Applicability Yes
Community Forest Resource Rights (CFR)CFR claim not filed
Date of filing CFR claim-
Level of CFR claim -
Date of recognition of CFR claim-
Management plan status-
Land OwnershipGovernment owned → Revenue Department, Community Owned
Other Recognised Status Important Bird Area, Kailash sacred landscape
Sacred LandscapeYes


Impact and Learnings

Impact and Learnings
Impact on Livelihoods and SubsistenceCut fodder, Grazing, Firewood, Non-timber forest produce, Timber, Tourism- A successful nature based and community owned tourism enterprise has been in operations since 2004 wherein right holders engage in collectively earning an alternative livelihood by running Home Stays (currently 15 homes) and working as Nature and Adventure Guides (another 15 families)
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 of crops, livestock, fish, Improved/sustained ecological services, Restoration of habitat for local wildlife- the Galliformes and other bird species, the Barking Deer and other smaller mammals.
Internal Threats and ChallengesInternal differences and inequities, Conflict with other communities, Changing socio-cultural practices and aspirations
External Threats and ChallengesRestrictive laws and policies , Climate change impacts


Data Contributor

Data Contributor
Data SourceBy community member/s
Year of Study2022


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References and Glossary
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