News of Siemenpuu
In Rupandehi and Palpa, 3/3 days awareness program were conducted of Forest Act-2076 in the participation of 30 Comminity Forestry, 203 user Groups (114 in Papa and 89 in Rupandehi). The main objectives of the training were to discuss about basic principles and process of Community Foresty and rights of User Groups, and to compare and contrast the main points of forest Act-2076 with the former one. The training was facilitated by Dr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Mr. Bhola Nath Khatiwoda and assisted by Ms. Manisha Chhetri and Chhabindra Kumar Shrestha. The three days training mainly focused on the history of Forest, Responsibility and accountability of User Groups, Principles of CF, hierarchy of laws and the provision of the law in the context of forest, Forest act-2076 and Community Forest, the state of forest act in all three government.
The user groups including committee members were participated in the training. The chairman of wards, social activist, news reporter was also presented in the closing session of the program. Stakeholders acknowledged and appreciated the program.