Forest Rights Act and Protected Areas: Understanding status and issues

The Forest Rights Act 2006 came in response to the necessity of recognition of rights of communities living in and around the forest and dependent on them in one way or the other. The study conducted by SPWD in three districts of Rajasthan assessed the progress of Forest Rights Act in and around protected areas.… Read More Forest Rights Act and Protected Areas: Understanding status and issues

Environmental benefits accrued by MGNREGA

A recent study in SPWD’s project location in south Rajasthan looks at the environmental benefits accrued by MGNREGA works. MGNREGA, one of the world’s largest acts for employment generation also facilitates generation of sustainable assets for the environment. SPWD’s work in the study area focuses on the environment benefits of MGNREGA and was initiated to… Read More Environmental benefits accrued by MGNREGA

Climate perceptions of rural communities in south Rajasthan

A recent study in SPWD’s project location in south Rajasthan looks at the impact of climate variability on agriculture production, food security and livestock. Smallholder farmers here face a gamut of agricultural production risks, which has got further accentuated because of climate uncertainties that present new risks and vulnerabilities. The study ‘Climate perceptions of households… Read More Climate perceptions of rural communities in south Rajasthan