Decentralised forest governance, institutions and livelihoods in Odisha: a study of evolution of policy process and politics

The study entitled "Decentralised Forest Governance, Institutions and Livelihoods in Odisha: A Study of Evolution of Policy Process and Politics" aims to understand the dynamics of forest polices and politics of Odisha. The study also seeks to explore the policies and politics of livelihoods in the state forestry sector and tries to understand how and to what extent the political forces in the state have gradually steered their focus towards the issue of livelihoods while formulating policies for effective forest management. Forest Policies in Odisha have been viewed as an integral part of the national forest policies, despite the presence of state-specific legal and institutional provisions to manage the forest resources.