"Uncovering the Realities of Forest-Dwelling Communities in Kanha-Kisli Protected Area of Madhya Pradesh: An Examination of Livelihood and Socio-Economic, Challenges"

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Keshav Walke


Forests are essential ecosystems that support biodiversity, regulate climate, and provide critical resources for local communities. However, forest-dwelling communities face numerous challenges, including poverty, lack of access to education, healthcare, and basic infrastructure, and conflict with wildlife conservation. The Kanha-Kisli Protected Area (KKPA) in Madhya Pradesh, India, is one such forest landscape where tribal communities have been living for generations. Despite efforts to integrate forest conservation and community development, forest dwellers in KKPA continue to struggle with various issues.

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