FOREST PROTECTION AND ECODEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES OF SUNDARBAN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
On the basis of the experience of peoples' participation in forest management in Southern West Bengal, Forest Deptt. issued Govt. Orders facilitating the formation of Forest Protection Committees (FPC) around the Reserved/ Protected Forests, and Eco-Development Committees (EDC) around the National Park and Sanctuaries of Sundarban region also. Till now, 52 FPCs and 14 EDCs have been registered.