what was the strategy adopted by A.K Banerjee to protect the sal forests in the southwestern districts of west bengal?

Forest officer, A. K. Banerjee, involved the villagers for the protection of the 1,272 hectares of badly degraded Sal forests. In return, the villagers were provided with employment opportunities in silviculture and harvesting. They were also allowed to collect firewood from the forest. The effect of this involvement was that the forest became dense and green within a period of 10 years.  

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He involved villagers in the act of reviving the degraded sal forests and in return offered them employment in silviculture and allowed them to collect firewood and the forest products from forest and with villager's active participation the forest again became thick and green by 1983.

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