This article, published in Himalaya, examines the community forestry and private plantation practices of the Apatani people of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It then highlights conservation solutions unique to the Apatani. Learn about new approaches to forestry and ancient traditions of co-planting bamboo with blue pine.
This article attempts to understand the possibilities for democratization, sustainable prosperity, equity and multiculturalism in Arunachal Pradesh. It grapples with these wider questions through an analysis of ten years of community mobilization in three tribal areas of the state, from 1997 to 2006. The goal is to understand how democratic public space can be nurtured, expanded and deepened.
Development, in today's context, should be sustainable, something to which the common man can relate, and lead to a future which they can own. Arunachal Pradesh in the North East of India has a relative advantage as a late starter in the development arena. It can still learn from the mistakes of other regions which have fallen prey to to a skewed perception of development. Under this context, how can sustainable development be brought about in the face of fast depleting natural resources and tendency of the community to depend on somebody high up or powerful to initiate th