Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

ISSN 2360-798X

Socio-economic status of forest fringe villages in Tiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu


Accepted 5th October, 2015


Socio-economic study of 42 villages in the forest fringe areas in Tiruvannamalai district was conducted during January to March, 2013. Data on villages profile, households and dependency of villages on forests was collected and analyzed critically. The study reveals that the forest fringe village dwellers depend on forest for fuel wood, fodder and other NTFPs.  Hence, it is opined that forests play a very critical role in livelihood of villagers in forest fringe areas. Hence, management of forests with the co-operation of fringe village dwellers would be of good approach for sustainable management and utilization of forests and forest products


Keywords: Socio-economic status, forest fringe villages, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu