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Tribal Women, Afforestation and Sustainability

a SUSANTA BISWAS Documentary on sustainable effort of tribal women in social forestry

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Environment, Human Interest, Nature, and Docutainment
Synopsis

The documentary is made on the sustainable effort of tribal women in social forestry. The employment generation for the disadvantaged sections of the society, particularly women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and landless rural labourers inhabiting the forests and adjoining areas is one of the important aspect of the National Afforestation Program. There is ample opportunity for the structured involvement of rural women’s groups under the Programme which provides for plantation and development of degraded forests. Under the current Forest Development Agency structure of planning and fund flow for the National Afforestation Program, the involvement of local women Self-Help Group is encouraged for nursery raising with a view to utilizing the planting material in the afforestation projects.

Stage
finished
Running time
15 minutes

Credits

  • SUSANTA BISWAS ... Director & Producer
  • Moushumi Biswas ... Chief Coordinator
  • Tanmoy Chakraborty ... Camera
  • Satyabrata Paul ... Editing
  • Nandini Datta ... Voice Over

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Self
Country
India
Years of Production
2008
Locations
Mandu, Hazaribagh
Prod. Partners
Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board, Jadavpur University

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
1) 15th Kolkata Film Festival, 2) Festival organized to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of NANDAN, the West Bengal Film Centre
Language
English

Photos

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