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Glimpses of Forest Conservation in Different Dynasties of India  

Chinniah Sekhar , V. Ganesan , K. Baranidharan
1 Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
2 Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Pollachi, India
3 Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam, India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2018, Vol. 8, No. 12   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2018.08.0012
Received: 30 Mar., 2018    Accepted: 20 Apr., 2018    Published: 01 Jun., 2018
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Sekhar C., Ganesan V., and Baranidharan K., 2018, Glimpses of forest conservation in different dynasties of India, International Journal of Horticulture, 8(12): 124-146 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2018.08.0012)


This paper is a review paper extensively drawn from different websites for having better understanding on Forest Conservation effort taken up in different dynasties of India. For that purpose, the forests in Vedic Period, Mauriyan Dynasty, Moghul Dynasty, Early British Period and Post-Independence India. During Early British Period, the forest were considered as revenue earning source and the matured timbers were extracted and sent to their home country for laying railway sleepers and for construction timbers and they paid more attention towards hunting of wild animals. Post-Independence India had developed a National Forest Policy during the year 1952 to curtail certain activities in the forest but permitted the extraction of timbers for revenue purpose. But the National Forest Policy 1988 has curtailed everything and devoted much attention towards forest conservation related issues focusing the Joint Forest Management Concepts with the support of local Tribes. 

Forest conservation; Forests and dynasties; Forests in Pre British; Forests in post-independence; National forest policy
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